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About the Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs oversees the academic enterprise of UMMC. To support our academic mission, each member of our team plays an essential role in our continued success. Our goals are to provide quality education to our students and trainees and to promote lifelong learning to our alumni, faculty, and staff. 

Scott RodgersScott M. Rodgers, MD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Chief Academic Officer
Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Natalie GaughfNatalie W. Gaughf, PhD, ABPP
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Professor, Family Medicine
Professor, Population Health Science
Dena Christmas, CPA
Executive Director, Finance and Administration
(601) 984-1202
Jeanna Wilkes 2021Jeanna D. Wilkes, DHA, MBA, MCA
Special Projects Coordinator
(601) 984-2429
Bettie Butler 2021Bettie Butler, MSL
Project Manager
(601) 984-1197
Taylor R. Smith, MACR
Project Manager
(601) 815-4883

Our centers, offices, and programs

The centers, offices, and programs within Academic Affairs are as follows:

Contact us

Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Verner S. Holmes Learning Resource Center, U170
University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216
(601) 984-5009

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