Division of Student Affairs

University of Mississippi

Professional Development Committee

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee will seek to provide professional development and enrichment opportunities for staff, administrators, and graduate assistants 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).

Professional Development Committee Members

  • HOPE TULCHINSKY, chair    
  • Corey Blount
  • Brittany Deisher
  • Derrick Dickson
  • Arthur Doctor
  • Callyn Fahey
  • Ben Huff
  • Destini Jones
  • Ellen Kaasik
  • Dylan Kimrey
  • JuWan Robinson
  • Michael Smith
  • Lacy Ware
  • Jillian Webber
  • Sam Payton, ex-officio

Professional Development Opportunities offered by Human Resources

Training and Development

Ole Miss Toastmasters Club

Student Affairs Professional Associations

Our Student Affairs professionals actively participate in these professional associations :

Amanda Alpert, Associate Director of Campus Recreation – Programs: NIRSA
Kara Alspaugh, Community Coordinator, Student Housing:  MAHO, SEAHO, ACUHO-I

Tami Armstrong, RN, BSN, MHA:  ACHA

Alexa Arndt, Interim Director for Office of Leadership and Advocacy: NASPA, AFA
Toni Avant
, Director of Career Center: NASPANACE, NCDA, SoACE, MACE

Anne E. Bagley, Medical Technologist:  ASCP
Bradley Baker
, Director of the Ole Miss Student Union: ACUI, NACA, NASPA
Leslie Banahan
, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs: NASPA, Phi Kappa Phi Board of Directors

Mary Black, Staff Psychologist:  APA, SPA
Corey Blount, Access Services Coordinator & Interpreter:  NAD, MAD

Jennifer Bradley, Community Coordinator: MAHO, SEAHO

Nequel Burwell, Assistant Director for Residential Learning:  NASPA

Lauren Childers, Associate Director of Admissions for Programs:  MACRAO, SACAC
Erin Cromeans, Assistant Director for Wellness Education: ACHA, Society for Public Health Education, NIRSA, Delta SOPHE

Rodney Dallas, Campus Police Officer:  MSCLEO
Laura Diven-Brown, Director of Financial AidMASFAA, SASFAA, NASFAA, COSUAA

Arthur E. Doctor, Jr, Director of Fraternal Leadership & Learning:  NASPA, SACSA, AFA
Kyle Ellis, Director of the Center for Student Success and First-Year ExperienceNACADA, CSRDE, NASPA
Norris EJ Edney III, Program Coordinator, Luckyday Programs:  NASPA

Jaclyn Falzarano, Coordinator of Marketing for Campus Recreation:  NIRSA

Martin Fisher, Associate Director of Admissions, Orientation and Campus Visits: NODA

Roquee Forson, Admissions Counselor:  Texas Association of College Admissions Counselors Houston Area Recruiters Network

Kate Forster, Case Manager: HECMA, NASPA

Mark Garneau, Assistant Director of Campus Recreation for Aquatics:  NIRSA, American Red Cross

Michael Gary, Senior Financial Aid Advisor:  MASFAA

Bree Gates, Assistant Director for Residential Learning:  SEAHO, ACUHO-I

Sarah Gray, Advisor:  ACA, NCC

Carey Greenwood, Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Fitness: NIRSA, ACE, AFAA

Jonathan Harrington, Associate Director of Career Center for Employee Services: SHRM, MSSHRM, SoACE, MACE, NACE

Katie D. Harrison, Licensed Professional Counselor:  MS Counseling Assoc National Board for Certified Counselors

Ray Hawkins, Director of University Police & Campus Safety: LCLEOA, MCLEA, MLEOA, MACP, IACP, IACLEA, MBLEST-Board Member

Brandi Hephner LaBanc, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs: ACPA, NASPA, APLU

Taja T. Hereford, Coordinator of Student Wellness:  NASPA, Delta SOPHE Member State Coordinator for MS

Daniel Hill, Coordinator of Aquatics: NIRSA, NASPA
Travis Hitchcock, Assistant Director for Advising: NACADA
Jeannie Hopper, Associate Director of Student Housing for Residential Learning: SEAHO, MAHO, ACUHO-I, NASPA, SACSA

Brooke Hubbard, Coordinator of Fraternal Leadership and Learning:  AFA

Lauren Hughes, Admissions Counselor: MACRAO

Karen M. Johnson, Radiologic Technologist:  ARRT, ASRT

Ellen Kaasik, Community Coordinator: MAHO, SEAHO

Cassie Luna, Access Services Advisor: CPI, CEC, NASET, ABAI,
Merrill Magruder, Coordinator of Family Programs & Special Events: AHEPP
Lionel Maten,
 Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Director of Housing: ACUHO-I, NACAC, SEAHO, MAHO 
Cindy May
, Associate Director of Financial Aid:  NASFAA, MASFAA, SASFAA

Jennifer McClure, Assistant Director of Student Housing for Marketing:  ACUHO-I, SEAHO, MAHO

Danielle Meyer, Associate Director for Operations:  ACUHO-I

Senora Miller Logan, Assistant Director for Luckyday Programs:  NASPA

Mercer Ann Moon, Admissions Counselor:  Dallas Fort Worth Admissions Representatives Network

Tracy Murry, Director of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct, ASCA

Andrew Newby, Assistant Director of Veteran and Military Services: CCME, NASPA, VAAMS

Natasa Novicevic, Assistant Director of Financial Aid:  NASFAA, SASFAA

Jennifer Payne, Academic Advisor: NACADA
Jennifer Phillips, Assistant Director for Retention: CSRDE
EJ Presley, Assistant Director of Career Center for Career Development:  NBCC, MACE, NACE, NCDA SoACE

Olivia Raine, Accounting Assistant: NCU Women’s Business Association
Shannon Richardson, Assistant Director of Campus Recreation: NIRSA, NASPA

John Palmer Rea, Admissions Counselor:  SACAC, GARN
Stacey Reycraft, 
Director of Student Disability Services: AHE, DNAMI
Rebekah Reysen, 
Assistant Director of the Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience: MCA

Loretta Lester Robinson, Financial Aid Advisor II:  MASFAA, NASFAA

Clara Rock, Financial Aid Advisor:  MASFAA

Don Rogers, Assistant Director for Housing Facilities:  APPA, ACHUO-I, SRAPPA

Jason Shirkey, Associate Director of Campus Recreation: NIRSA, MASCO

Beth Shoffner, Administrative Coordinator:  ESAP

Michael Smith, Academic Advisor:  NACADA

Peyton Spear, Florida Admissions Counselor: FRAC

Hubert Spears, Staff Physician:  ACSPA, SSO, ASBS, ASGE
Nels Strickland, 
Associate Director for Housing Facilities: MAHO, APPA, Higher Ed Facilities Forum
Emily Styles
, Assistant Director for Housing Assignments:  MAHO, SEAHO, ACUHO-I, NASPA

Melinda Sutton Noss, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Dean of Students: NASPA, AFA, ASCA, NaBITA
Steve Taranto, Assistant Director of Financial Aid:  NASFAA, MASFAA, SASFAA

Hope Tulchinsky, Assistant Director of Admissions:  MACRAO, SACAC

Peter Tulchinsky, Director of Campus Recreation: NIRSA

David Turner, Assistant Director of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct:  ASCA

Lucy Ware, Financial Aid Advisor:  MASFAA

Matthew Weaver, Academic Advisor: NACADA

Whitney Woods, Career Advisor:NCDA, NACE, MACE, SACE, NCFDD

Christy Wright, Recruiting Coordinator:  SoACE, MACE, NCDA
Travis Yates, 
Director of University Health Services: ACHA, AOA