In its history dating to 1903 on the University of Mississippi campus, the Medical Center has been fortunate to have a series of strong institutional leaders. Over many years, they provided visionary leadership and managed the rapid growth of UMMC after it opened in Jackson in 1955.
Through the Chancellor of the University of Mississippi, the Vice Chancellor reports to the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.
The Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs serves as the chief executive officer of UMMC and also, by policy, as the dean of the School of Medicine.
The Vice Chancellor is served by an executive group that includes associate vice chancellor positions for each of the three principal missions of the Medical Center – education, research and patient care.