Division of Student Affairs

University of Mississippi

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee will seek to provide professional development and enrichment opportunities for staff and administrators within the Division of Student Affairs. Professional development events, workshops and presentations will be planned to incorporate basic skill levels of the Professional Competency areas as endorsed by College Student Educators International (ACPA) and Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education (NASPA).

In order to view upcoming professional development events, and to read about learning outcomes and development objectives, please click here.

Human Resources

Training and Development

Ole Miss Toastmasters Club

Professional Associations

The following staff members within the Division of Student Affairs are members of professional organizations:

Toni Avant, Director of Career Center: NASPA, NACE, SoACE, MACE, NODA
Bradley Baker,
Director of the Ole Miss Student Union: ACUI, NACA
Leslie Banahan,
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs: NASPA
Patience Bryant,
Coordinator of Student Conduct for Student Housing: NASPA
Laura Diven-Brown,
Director of Financial Aid: MASFAA, SASFAA, NASFAA
Kyle Ellis,
Director of The Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience: NACADA, CSRDE
Brandi Hephner LaBanc,
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs: ACPA, NASPA
Merrill Magruder,
Coordinator of Division Operations and Special Programs for Student Affairs: NASPA
Lionel Maten,
Director of Housing and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs: ACUHO-I, NACAS, SEAHO, MAHO, ASCA, NASAP
Senora Miller,
Assistant Director for Luckyday Programs: ACPA, NASPA
Patrick Perry, Director of Luckyday Programs: NASPA
Shannon Richardson, Assistant Director of Campus Recreation/OMOD: NASPA
Val Ross, Assistant Dean of Student for Multicultural Affairs and Volunteer Services: NASPA
Golda Sharpe, Project Coordinator for Luckyday Scholarships: NASPA
Jennifer Simmons, Associate Director of Admissions: MACRAO, SACRAO, AACRAO
Travis Yates, Director of University Health Services: ACHA