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University of Mississippi


CharlotteCharlotte Pegues, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Assistant Professor of Leadership and Counselor Education

233 Lyceum

As Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, I am privileged to lead a team of professionals who are committed to providing exceptional support services. Fifteen departments and one program report to the Division of Student Affairs and are dedicated to creating an environment where all students can be successful. Since 1993, I have served the university in various roles including assistant vice chancellor for student affairs, assistant provost, director of admissions and registrar.

I serve as a member of the Senior Leadership Group and as co-chair of Encompass: UM’s Enterprise System Project. In addition, I am a member of the Council of Academic Administrators, Strategic Planning Council and the following committees and task forces: Incident Response Team; Athletics Compliance; Recreational Facilities; Recruitment, Admissions, Orientation and Advising; Sensitivity and Respect; Student Affairs; and the Student Affairs Incident Response Team. I am the university’s representative to the Women in Higher Education Mississippi Network and was the institution’s inaugural representative to the Southeastern Conference Council on Racial Equity and Social Justice. Lastly, I convene a group of approximately forty student leaders representing various student organizations including student government. The purpose of the Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Council is to host a forum for open dialogue and communication on a broad range of issues facing students and the campus.

I am a native of Holly Springs, MS, and attended Spelman College (Atlanta, GA). I have earned several degrees from the University of Mississippi including a B.A. in Psychology, a M.Ed. in Education and a Ph.D. in Leadership and Counselor Education. I hold an academic appointment in the School of Education as an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Counselor Education. My husband, Tee, and I enjoy living in Oxford and love being a part of the Ole Miss family.

NatashaNatasha Jeter, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Wellness and Student Success
233 Lyceum

My name is Dr. Natasha Jeter, and I serve as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Wellness and Student Success.  I provide leadership to University Health Services, the University Counseling Center, Career Center, Campus Recreation, the Center for Student Success and First Year Experience, Student Disability Services, the William Magee Institute for Student Well-Being, and the William Magee Center for AOD and Wellness Education. Within these departments, my mission is to build a culture of well-being  by providing transformative, wellness and student success services, programs, and experiences for constituents.

Prior to joining the University of Mississippi in August 2019, I served as the Assistant Dean of Health Wellness and Prevention Services at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, NC. In that role, I provided management and leadership to the Counseling Center, Health Center, the Office of Interpersonal Violence Prevention, University Recreation, and Student Conduct. Furthermore, my responsibilities included collaborations and creating successful education and prevention initiatives for students and campus constituents. Since beginning my career in student affairs, I have served in many capacities: Health Educator, Principal Investigator and Grant Liaison for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Prevention initiatives, Director of Student Development, Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor, Assessment Coordinator, adjunct faculty in Health Science, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, and Director of First Year Experience, all of which allowed me to deepen my knowledge and experience with effective organizational leadership.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Furthering my education, I earned a PhD in Public Health with a specialization in Epidemiology from Walden University in Minnesota.  I am a Certified Health Education Specialist and a Certified Health Coach.  I am passionate about holistic well-being and have spent the past two decades helping students, faculty, staff, and other professionals in higher education understand the connection between wellness and student success.  Educating students and student success are at the core of what I value as a professional and reflect my commitment to transform individuals, communities, and the world.

I am delighted to be part of the UM Student Affairs leadership team; and I am proud to call Oxford, MS my home where I live with family and children.

BrentBrent Marsh, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students
233 Lyceum

I arrived at the University of Mississippi in August 2019, being honored to join this wonderful community as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. Prior to my arrival at UM, I served for five years as Vice President for Student Affairs at Rogers State University in Oklahoma, overseeing numerous programs and services that promoted student engagement and success. Before my time at RSU, I served for 10 years at Howard Payne University in central Texas in three successive student affairs leadership roles, culminating my time there as Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students. I earned bachelors and masters degrees at Kansas State University and a doctorate in higher education administration from Bowling Green State University. My earliest professional experiences were in student housing at two universities in Abilene, Texas, serving there between my academic stints at K-State and BGSU.

I am actively involved in NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education where I served as Director for the Public Policy Division (2019-2021). Prior to this role, I served as Coordinator of Region Finances for the IV-West region (2017-2019), while simultaneously sitting on the Small Colleges and Universities Division advisory board as Public Policy Liaison, which also placed me on the Public Policy Division’s leadership team. From 2015-2017, I served a two-year term as the Student-Athlete Knowledge Community chair. I continue to be involved with the NASPA Public Policy Division and each fall teach EDHE 351 – Organization and Policy in Higher Education, which is a core course in UM’s minor in higher education.

My spouse, Miranda, and I are thankful to be in Oxford where we live with our two children.


John Yaun, Ed.D.

Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of Student Housing
233 Lyceum

I currently serve as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Director of Student Housing. My areas of focus include student housing, sustainability, strategic planning, staff development, assessment and the Luckyday Success Program. Prior to joining the University of Mississippi in 2019, I served as Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at California State University, San Bernardino where I led campus efforts in Housing, Basic Needs, Sustainability and divisional Strategic Planning.

I have served in leadership roles at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Texas State University, Louisiana State University, the University of Miami and Marshall University. I graduatd Louisiana State University where I earned a bachelor’s degree in 1993 and a master’s degree in 1998, as well as a doctorate from Marshall University in 2013. I enjoy teaching and have taught courses at several universities on African Politics, American Government, The Holocaust, Antisemitism and Comparative Genocide. Outside of work, I enjoy playing tennis, collecting wine and books, and CrossFit. I also currently serve as a CrossFit Level One Instructor and am the proud owner of several rescued pets.

I am originally from Baton Rouge, LA and enjoy being a part of the Ole Miss community and making a positive, purposeful difference each day in the lives of students.

PamPam Barefield, M.A.

Executive Assistant
233 Lyceum

I serve as Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of Student Housing and Residential Life. I provide administrative support and help coordinate the daily operations within the office. My responsibilities include coordinating travel, scheduling and coordinating meetings, maintaining departmental inventory, drafting reports and other correspondence, scheduling appointments, managing the departmental website and monitoring of departmental budgets.

I began working at the University of Mississippi in August of 2001. Prior to my current position in Student Affairs, I served as Administrative Secretary in Housing and as the SAP Support Consultant in the office of Information Technology. While working at the University of Mississippi, I earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in English and a master’s degree in Higher Education.

In my leisure time, I enjoy all things outdoors and spending time with my family and friends.

VacantTosh Pierce

Administrative Coordinator I
233 Lyceum