The University of Mississippi
Office of the Chancellor
Standing Committees
Council of Academic Administrators
The Council of Academic Administrators has broad responsibility for all academic activities of the University on all its campuses other than the Medical Center. The Council of Academic Administrators oversees the conduct of ongoing academic programs; it recommends the establishment of new programs and the terminations of, or changes in, existing programs. It receives copies of minutes and recommendations from the Undergraduate Council, the Graduate Council, and the External Academic Affairs Committee. It receives reports of the Calendar Committee and makes final recommendations to the Chancellor for all academic calendars. It is concerned with the development of the University budget, with research policies and procedures, with University service to the State, and with relationships with other educational institutions and organizations.

The composition of the committee is as follows: 

  • Dr. Morris H. Stocks
    CHAIR : Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
    Member since 8/15/2008
  • Mr. Michael A. Barnett
    Faculty : Chair of the Faculty Senate
    Member since 8/15/2012
  • Dr. Alice M. Clark
    Representative : Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs
    Member since 8/16/2005
  • Ms. Julia M. Rholes
    Representative : Dean of Libraries
    Member since 8/16/2005
  • Dr. Kendall B. Cyree
    Representative : Dean of the School of Business Administration
    Member since 4/8/2008
  • Dr. David D. Allen
    Representative : Dean of the School of Pharmacy
    Member since 2/20/2012
  • Mr. Velmer S. Burton
    Representative : Dean of the School of Applied Sciences
    Member since 8/15/2012
  • Dr. John Z. Kiss
    Representative : Dean of the Graduate School
    Member since 9/3/2012
  • Ms. Linda D. Keena
    Representative : Graduate Council
    Member since 8/15/2013
  • Dr. Richard G. Forgette
    Representative : Interim, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts
    Member since 8/15/2014
  • Dr. Ross J. Haenfler
    Representative : Vice Chancellor for University Relations
    Member since 8/15/2014
  • Mr. Ira R. Gershon
    Representative : Dean of the School of Law
    Member since 8/15/2010
  • Dr. David Rock
    Representative : Dean of the School of Education
    Member since 8/15/2010
  • Dr. H W. Norton
    Representative : Dean of the School of Journalism
    Member since 7/1/2009
  • Dr. Alexander H. Cheng
    Representative : Dean of the School of Engineering
    Member since 7/1/2009
  • Dr. Wallace M. Wilder
    Representative : Dean of the School of Accountancy
    Member since 8/16/2007
  • Dr. Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez
    Representative : Dean of the McDonnell-Barksdale Honors College
    Member since 8/16/2005
  • Dr. Kathryn F. Gates
    Representative (Non-Voting) : Office of Information Technology
    Member since 8/16/2005
  • Dr. Noel E. Wilkin
    Representative (Non-Voting) : Associate Provost
    Member since 11/17/2009
  • Dr. Charlotte F. Pegues
    Representative (Non-Voting) : Associate Provost and Registrar
    Member since 8/15/2012
  • Mr. Derek S. Cowherd
    Representative (Non-Voting) : Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Academic Support
    Member since 8/15/2012
  • Dr. Margaret L. Murchison
    Representative (Non-Voting) : Outreach and Continuing Education
    Member since 8/15/2013
  • Dr. Rickey R. Gregory
    Representative (Non-Voting) : Director of the UM DeSoto Center
    Member since 8/15/2013
  • Dr. Linda F. Chitwood
    Representative (Non-Voting) : Associate Provost for Outreach and Continuing Studies
    Member since 8/15/2014
  • Dr. Maurice R. Eftink
    Representative (Non-Voting) : Associate Provost; Interim Dir. Institutional Research
    Member since 8/15/2014
  • Dr. Derek L. Markley
    Representative (Non-Voting) : Director of Tupelo and Booneville Campuses
    Member since 8/15/2014
  • Dr. Nosa O. Egiebor
    Representative (Non-Voting) : Senior International Officer Ex. Director Global Engage
    Member since 8/15/2014
  • Mr. Nicholas Keeling
    Graduate : Student Body (Representative)
    Member from 8/15/2014 to 8/15/2015
  • Mr. Christopher Barnett
    Undergraduate : Director of Academic Affairs of the Associated Student Body
    Member from 8/15/2014 to 8/15/2015