Welcome to The University of Southern Mississippi, a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in six colleges and more than 180-degree programs. Southern Miss is recognized as a national authority on formal training in economic development providing expertise, research, and professional development opportunities for economic development professionals.

Southern Miss’ Trent Lott National Center for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship is the catalyst for a university-wide focus on economic development service and research.  The Center works with public entities, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individuals to plan and implement activities designed to generate jobs and income. Special consideration is given to rural, impoverished areas of Mississippi. We emphasize client-requested assistance and offer expertise in strategic planning and leadership development; education and training; community analysis and research; and other technical support.

The Trent Lott National Center is driven by passion, determination and commitment to be a leading force in advancing global competitiveness through knowledge-led economic development. If you need additional information or we can assist you in any way, please don't hesitate to call on us. 


Shannon Campbell, PhD