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Executive Leadership

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Jeffrey S. Vitter, PhD
Chancellor | Biography
Vice Chancellor
LouAnn Woodward, MD
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine | Biography
Executive Cabinet
Ralph H. Didlake, MD, MA
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer
Charles S. O'Mara, MD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs
Richard L. Summers, MD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Claude Brunson, MD
Senior Advisor to the Vice Chancellor, External Affairs
Kevin Cook, MSBA
Health System Chief Executive Officer

Bruce Fairbanks, CPA, MBA
Interim Chief Financial Officer

Thomas H. Fortner, MBA
Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer
Guy Giesecke, MBA, MHA, DHA
Chief Executive Officer, Children's of Mississippi

Paula M. Henderson, MBA
Chief Human Resources Officer

Loretta Jackson-Williams, MD
Vice Dean for Medical Education, School of Medicine

Brian Rutledge, PhD
Chief of Staff, Office of the Vice Chancellor
Juanyce TaylorJuanyce Taylor, PhD
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Paul Veregge, MD
Chief Information Officer and Chief Medical Information Officer
Stephanie Jones, JDStephanie Jones, JD
Interim General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer
Jonathan WilsonJonathan Wilson, RN, PhD
Chief Administrative Officer
Academic Officers
Jessica Bailey, PhD
Dean of the School of Health Related Professions
Bettina M. Beech, DrPH
Dean of the School of Population Health
Joey Granger, PhD
Dean of the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences
Kim Hoover, RN, PhD
Dean of the School of Nursing
David Felton, DMD
Dean of the School of Dentistry
Leigh Ann Ross, PhD
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, School of Pharmacy
Edrie J. George, MSN, EdDDean Emeritus of the School of Nursing
James E. Keeton, MDVice Chancellor Emeritus for Health Affairs
Dean Emeritus of the School of Medicine
J. Perry McGinnis, DDSDean Emeritus of the School of Dentistry