The University of Mississippi
Office of the Provost

Staff

 
 
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Dr. Maurice Eftink

Associate Provost, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Director of Accreditation

Dr. Eftink oversees a wide variety of issues relating to students and faculty. He deals with accreditation, assessment, academic policies, and reports to our governing board office. He acts as liaison with the Office of Information Technology to design and implement a number of online services and uses of technology in teaching and learning. Dr. Eftink has a longstanding interest in efforts to promote diversity, especially at the graduate level.

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Dr. Donald Cole

Assistant Provost and Assistant to the Chancellor Concerning Minority Affairs, Associate Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Cole oversees a variety of issues relating to minority affairs at the University of Mississippi, including minority student and faculty recruitment and retention. Dr. Cole also leads the Ronald McNair Program and the NSF Alliance for Minority Participation at the University and he co-directs the Alliance for Graduate Education.

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Dr. Charlotte Fant Pegues

Assistant Provost, Registrar, and Assistant Professor of Leadership and Counselor Education

Dr. Charlotte Fant Pegues oversees a variety of student issues related to academic progress. Having served as Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs, Director of Admissions, and Registrar, she works closely with other university departments to resolve student concerns. Dr. Fant Pegues serves as the university’s representative to the IHL’s Articulation Sub-Committee, chairs the Committee on Academic Suspension and Dismissal Appeals and serves on the Student Intervention Team. She continues to direct the Office of the Registrar.

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Dr. Linda Chitwood

Interim Associate Provost for Outreach and Continuing Studies and Professor of Exercise Science

Linda Chitwood was named interim associate provost for outreach and continuing education in May of 2012. Prior to joining the Provost’s office, she served as chair of the Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management and dean of the School of Applied Sciences. She also provided leadership as interim dean of the School of Education and interim associate athletic director for academics.

Dr. Chitwood received the BS and MS degrees in Health and Physical Education from Oklahoma State University and the PhD in Human Sciences with emphasis in Exercise Physiology/Nutrition from Florida State University. She joined the University faculty in 1991.

As interim associate provost, Dr. Chitwood is responsible for one of the largest and most diverse units at the University of Mississippi. Her leadership responsibilities include regional campuses, summer school, online education, college and pre college special programs, and professional development and lifelong learning. She also assists and advises the provost in a wide variety of academic matters.

Dr. Tony Ammeter

Interim Associate Provost for Outreach and Continuing Studies, Interim Dean of General Studies, and Associate Professor of Management and Management Information Systems

Tony Ammeter was named interim associate provost for Outreach and Continuing Studies in July of 2015. In this role, Dr. Ammeter's leadership responsibilities include regional campuses, summer school, online education, college and pre college special programs, and professional development and lifelong learning. He also serves as the interim Dean for the Bachelor of General Studies program and assists and advises the provost in a variety of academic matters. Dr. Ammeter holds a joint appointment as an Associate Professor of Management and Management Information Systems in the School of Business Administration. He received his PhD in Organization Science from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Dr. Nosa Egiebor

Senior International Officer

As the chief international officer of the university, Dr. Egiebor has oversight responsibility for several departments within the Office of Global Engagement. These include the Office of International Programs (OIP), the Intensive English Program (IEP), the Study Abroad Office (SAO), and the Japanese Supplementary School (JSS). Dr. Egiebor has over 30 years of involvement and leadership in international higher education, both as an administrator and as a faculty member. Dr. Egiebor is a registered professional engineer (P.E.) and a professor of chemical engineering.

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Susan Foust

Executive Assistant

Ms. Foust is executive assistant to Provost Morris Stocks. She works closely with Dr. Stocks on a variety of projects and special initiatives. She acts as a liaison to students, faculty, and administrative units. Ms. Foust is responsible for official reports, presentations, and the Provost’s professional correspondence. In addition, Ms. Foust assists with faculty tenure and promotion and coordinates quadrennial reviews.

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Ginger Harrell

Executive Assistant

Ms. Harrell is executive assistant to Dr. Maurice Eftink and Dr. Charlotte Fant.  She also monitors financial accounts for the Office of the Provost and is responsible for processing budget revisions, g/l transfers, requests for payments and travel documents.  In addition, Ms. Harrell assists with issues relating to faculty recruitment, new faculty orientation, TACIT, teacher-course evaluations and the academic common market.

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Shirley Pegues

Executive Assistant

Ms. Pegues is executive assistant to Dr. Noel Wilkin.  She also coordinates information provided by the Provost's office to the IHL Board.  In addition, Ms. Pegues serves as coordinator for the Council of Academic Administrators and Undergraduate Council and processes applications for tenure, promotion, and sabbaticals.

Katherine Slone

Executive Assistant

Ms. Slone is executive assistant to Dr. Noel Wilkin and Dr. Charlotte Fant Pegues. She maintains and coordinates their daily calendars. Katherine assists with the Provost Scholar Seminar, Non-Resident Admission Applications, and Academic Common Market. She logs travel authorizations, travel reimbursements, job analysis questionnaires, position classifications, and retirement program gifts.