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Executive Leadership

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Vice Chancellor
LouAnn Woodward, MD
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine | Biography
Executive Cabinet
Ralph H. Didlake, MD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer | Biography
Charles S. O'Mara, MD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs | Biography
Richard L. Summers, MD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research | Biography
Claude Brunson, MD
Senior Advisor to the Vice Chancellor, External Affairs | Biography
Kevin Cook, MSBA
Health System Chief Executive Officer | Biography

Sam E. Smith Jr., CPA
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Chief Accounting Officer; Comptroller

Thomas H. Fortner, MBA
Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer
Guy Giesecke, DHA
Chief Executive Officer, Children's of Mississippi | Biography

Paula M. Henderson, MBA
Chief Human Resources Officer | Biography

Loretta Jackson-Williams, MD
Vice Dean for Medical Education, School of Medicine | Biography

Brian Rutledge, PhD
Chief of Staff, Office of the Vice Chancellor | Biography
Juanyce TaylorJuanyce Taylor, PhD
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer | Biography
Smith, William.jpgWilliam Smith III, JD
Interim General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer
Jonathan WilsonJonathan Wilson, PhD
Chief Administrative Officer | Biography
Academic Officers
Jessica Bailey, PhD
Dean of the School of Health Related Professions
Bettina M. Beech, DrPH
Dean of the School of Population Health
Joey Granger, PhD
Dean of the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences
David Felton, DMD
Dean of the School of Dentistry
Leigh Ann Ross, PharmD
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, School of Pharmacy
Stewart,-Mary01-HR.jpgMary Stewart, PhD
Interim Dean of the School of Nursing
Edrie J. George, MSN, EdDDean Emeritus of the School of Nursing
James E. Keeton, MDVice Chancellor Emeritus for Health Affairs
Dean Emeritus of the School of Medicine
J. Perry McGinnis, DDSDean Emeritus of the School of Dentistry