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Faculty Senate

The University of Mississippi Medical Center Faculty Senate is a committee of nominated and elected members drawn from the pool of faculty at UMMC. The Faculty Senate exists such that the faculty shall assume its proper share of the responsibility for making academic decisions, for the protection of academic freedoms within a framework of due process, and for the general advancement of UMMC and its faculty.

To accomplish these goals, the Faculty Senate has the power to act in an advisory capacity to the administration on policies affecting UMMC, make the general faculty aware of ongoing activities and projects currently being discussed by the Senate, and keep the general faculty informed of its recommendations.


Faculty Senate meetings are open to all faculty members. The Faculty Senate meets from 1 to 2 p.m. on the third Friday of each month from August through May in the School of Dentistry, Room D502.


Faculty members may also access Faculty Senate Minutes on the UMMC Intranet by searching "Faculty Senate."

Email the Faculty Senate Executive Committee at FacultySenate@umc.edu for more information.

Executive Committee 2024-2024

Deidra Morgan
Deidra Morgan, DNP, RN, CNE
President (Term Expires 2026)
Katrina Johnson
Katrina L. Johnson, MD
Secretary (Term Expires 2026)
Savannah Duckworth
Savannah Duckworth, MD
Past-President (Term Expires 2024)
Mildred Ridgway
Mildred Ridgway, MD
Past-Secretary (Term Expires 2024)