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.
Reporting to the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs serves as the chief executive officer of UMMC. By policy, the Vice Chancellor also serves 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. Other senior officers include deans of six professional schools and the graduate school.
UMMC’s health system, which includes hospitals and clinics in the Jackson metro area and other parts of the state, is overseen by a chief executive officer.
Through the Chancellor of the university, the Vice Chancellor reports to the Board of Trustees of the state Institutions of Higher Learning.