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  • Vice Chancellor Search Committee

    In an effort to establish a coordinated search method, a team-based approach will be employed, where committee members made up of individuals both internal and external to UMMC have specific and clear responsibilities. Individuals who will serve on the search committee are listed below in alphabetical order:

    Dr. Jessica Bailey, Dean,  School of Health Related Professions 

    Mr. Jim Barksdale, Owner, Barksdale Management Corp. 

    Dr. Rick Barr, Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics 

    Dr. Claude Brunson, Senior Advisor to the Vice Chancellor for External Affairs 

    Mr. Kevin Cook, CEO, Adult Hospitals 

    Dr. Mary Currier, Mississippi State Health Officer 

    Ms. Maggie Cravey, Director of Faculty Recruiting*

    Dr. Ralph Didlake, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 

    Dr. Ford Dye, Board Member, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning 

    Mr. Guy Giesecke, CEO, Batson Children’s Hospital 

    Dr. Loretta Jackson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Medicine 

    Dr. Michael Lehman, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences 

    Dr. Mart McMullan, Senior Advisor to the Vice Chancellor for Internal Affairs 

    Dr. Charles O’Mara, Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs 

    Mr. Aubrey Patterson, Board President, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning 

    Dr. Patrick Smith, Chief Faculty Affairs Officer 

    Ms. Vickie Skinner, Administrative Lead, Executive Assistant to Dr. Patrick Smith*

    Dr. Morris Stocks, Provost, University of Mississippi 

    Dr. Richard Summers, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research   

    Ms. Marilyn Tipton, Faculty Recruiter*

    * Non-voting member