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2018 WHEMN Conference February 8-9 | The Clyde Muse Center

The Clyde Muse Center on the Rankin Campus of Hinds Community College is a popular meeting and event multipurpose facility with convenient access from Interstate 20. Visit for more information.

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Program Agenda

MISSION The mission of the Women in Higher Education – Mississippi Network (WHEMN) is to identify, develop, advance and support women in higher

Thursday, February 8, 2018

education in Mississippi. To this end, WHEMN is dedicated to promoting and

Morning Session at The Clyde Muse Center, Rankin Campus, Hinds Community College

supporting women’s leadership in higher education, facilitating networking of women in higher education, assisting in career development and

7:30 a.m.

Shuttle Service begins from hotels. Travel time 7-10 minutes.

mentoring women in higher education, and enhancing the visibility of women

7:30 a.m.


administrators on Mississippi’s campuses.

Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world. 2

Continental Breakfast 8:30 a.m.

Colleen Hartfield, 2018 WHEMN State Coordinator, Executive Assistant to the President, Hinds Community College

PRESIDENT’S ADVISORY COUNCIL Dr. Mary Graham President Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Dr. Beverly Hogan President Tougaloo College

Dr. Barbara McMillin President Blue Mountain College Dr. Andrea Mayfield Executive Director Mississippi Community College Board

8:45 a.m.

Kathy Price Treasurer Hinds Community College

Dr. Erin Vaughn Jones Program Coordinator Hinds Community College

Dr. Loretta A. Moore Immediate Past Statewide Coordinator Jackson State University

Dr. Elizabeth Mahaffey Registration Coordinator Hinds Community College

Kenisha Shelton Sponsorship Coordinator Hinds Community College

Cathy Hayden Public Relations/ Publications Coordinator Hinds Community College

Anita Bell-Muhammad Door Prize Coordinator Hinds Community College

Almesha Campbell Immediate Past Site Coordinator Jackson State University Renee Cotton 2018 Site Coordinator Hinds Community College Bethani England Recorder Hinds Community College

Haley Hartfield Logistics Coordinator Hinds Community College Aleisha Escobedo Social Media Coordinator Hinds Community College

Dr. Gay Saxon Networking Coordinator Hinds Community College

Entertainment Montage Theater of Dance Tiffany Jefferson, Director of Montage Theater of Dance, Hinds Community College

9:00 a.m.

General Session I - Gender Equality in the Workplace Panelists: Patricia Bennett, Dean, School of Law, Mississippi College Amy Whitten, Principal Partner, The Whitten Group Carolyn DuPré, Vice President, Finance and Administration, Alcorn State University Moderator: Tracy DeVries, Executive Director, Women’s Foundation of Mississippi

2017-2018 WHEMN STEERING COMMITTEE Colleen Hartfield 2018 Statewide Coordinator Hinds Community College

Call to Order and Welcome

10:00 a.m.

Networking Break Dr. Gay Saxon, “Dean of Fun” and Director of Workforce Training, Hinds Community College

10:15 a.m.

General Session II – Aspiring to Leadership Panelists: Dr. LaQuala M. Coleman, Dean of Students, Jackson State University Tara Dunn, Dean of Students, Northwest Mississippi Community College Dr. Mitzi Norris, Executive Director for Academic Effectiveness and Professor of Health Administration, University of Mississippi Medical Center Dr. Jackie Smith, Associate Vice President Academic Affairs, Athens State University Moderator: Dr. Erin Vaughn Jones, Director, Intervention and Instruction Equals Retention and Graduation, Utica Campus, Hinds Community College

11:15 a.m.

Networking Break

11:30 a.m.

Lunch and Keynote Address – Encore Careers – Finding the Right Fit Kimberly L. Campbell, Esq., State Director, American Association of Retired People (AARP) Mississippi

1:00 p.m.

Travel to Two Mississippi Museums – Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

1:30 p.m.

Arrive at Museums

Behind every successful woman is a fabulous pair of shoes.


Walk through Mississippi’s History

Thursday, February 8, 2018 (continued) 1:45 p.m.

Anne B. McKee, Humorist, Historian and Storyteller Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium

WHEMN’s Thursday afternoon outing includes free admission to Two Mississippi Museums. The Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum — two new interconnected museums that take visitors through the sweep of Mississippi history and the state’s role as ground zero in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. The museums combine interactive visitor experiences with exhibits showcasing artifacts including a 500-year-old dugout canoe discovered submerged in mud on the bank of a lake and the doors of the Bryant Grocery that 14-yearold Emmett Till walked through before the fateful encounter with the shopkeeper that led to his murder in the summer of 1955. “These museums are telling the stories of Mississippi history in all of their complexity,” said Katie Blount, director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, which operates the two new museums. “We are shying away from nothing. Understanding where we are today is shaped in every way by where we have come from in our past.” More than 50,000 visitors have viewed the museums since the December 2017 opening — the culmination of Mississippi’s bicentennial celebration. The two new museums expand the way the state’s history is presented, from prehistoric times to the Civil Rights Movement and beyond. Both museums use Mississippi’s rich tradition of storytelling to showcase the compelling lives of ordinary people who made extraordinary contributions to the state and the nation. Mississippi’s former history museum was closed after Hurricane Katrina ripped apart its roof in 2005. The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum is the only state-operated civil rights museum in the nation.

2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

DIRECTIONS from Muse Center

Take Country Place Parkway to Airport Rd., turn right, merge on to I-20 West. • Take Exit 46 to I-55 North to North Jackson. • From I-55, take Exit 96A for Pearl Street. • Use the right two lanes to travel to the State Street intersection. • Take a right on State Street traveling past the Old Capitol Museum. • Take the first right onto Amite Street. • Take the first left onto North Street. • The Museum will be on your right, just past the Winter Building. Street parking is available on North Street. The museum’s free Parking Garage is accessed from Jefferson Street between Amite and Mississippi Street. The elevator is on the second floor of the Parking Garage.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

It’s not easy to be in somebody else’s shoes.

Wine and Cheese Reception Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium

5:15 p.m.

Shuttle service, from Two Museums to Muse Center and hotels.

Friday, February 9, 2018 The Clyde Muse Center, Rankin Campus, Hinds Community College

7:30 a.m.

Shuttle Service begins from hotels. Travel time 7-10 minutes.

7:30 a.m.

Registration Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Call to Order and Welcome Colleen Hartfield, 2018 WHEMN State Coordinator

8:45 a.m.

General Session IV – Hair on Fire: How to Think and Speak - on Your Feet! Mandi Stanley, Certified Speaking Professional

9:45 a.m.

General Session V – Sexual Misconduct on Campus Panelists: Dr. Stacy Carmichael, Associate Vice President of Administration, Title IX Coordinator, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Angela Cockerham, Mississippi House of Representatives, District 96 Dr. Becky Malley, Title IX Coordinator, University of Southern Mississippi Moderator: Joycelyn Washington, Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Director of Student Services, Nursing/Allied Health Center, Hinds Community College

10:45 a.m.

Networking Break

11:00 a.m.

General Session VI – If the Shoe Fits Cyndi Grace, Cyndi Grace Ministries

11:45 a.m. 12:00 noon

Networking Break Awards and Business Luncheon WHEMN 2018 Leadership Award Presentation Business Meeting Conference Evaluation

2:00 p.m.


Tour Museums

Save your ticket – it is valid Friday afternoon.

WHEMN will host a reception, 4 to 5 p.m., in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium.

Two Mississippi Museums, 222 North Street, Jackson, MS

General Session III – Notable Women in Mississippi History

Adjournment. Shuttle back to the hotels.


Speakers Patricia Bennett is dean of the Mississippi College School of Law. She is

also the Henry Vaughan Watkins and Shelby Watkins McRae Professor of Law and director of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Center. She has taught criminal procedure, litigation technology, mediation advocacy and trial practice. Bennett is a former state and federal prosecutor and served as an Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps officer. Bennett will serve a one-year term as president of the Mississippi Bar beginning in July. Active in the legal profession, she served a two-year term as president of the Charles Clark Chapter of the American Inns of Court and was recently appointed to serve on the American Inns of Court law school task force.

She has received numerous awards including the Capital Area Bar Association Professionalism Award, the Hinds County Bar Association Outstanding Service Award, the Mississippi Bar Women in the Profession Susie Blue Buchanan Award and the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association Outstanding Woman Lawyer of the Year Award. Bennett and her husband Claude live in Clinton.

Kimberly L. Campbell, Esq., is the state director for the American

Association of Retired People in Mississippi. At AARP, she is responsible for all initiatives that involve the 50+ population and their families. She promotes the national agenda of AARP and has a strong presence in Washington, D.C., and throughout the entire state of Mississippi. Campbell is committed to her nearly 285,000 AARP members in Mississippi living their best lives. She is the former state representative for District 72, which encompasses Hinds and Madison counties, serving in the Legislature nearly nine years. She also currently serves as special judge in the Hinds County Youth Court. She is a former member of the Jackson School Board and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Campbell is a member of the Junior League of Jackson (Sustainer), Leadership Jackson Alumni, Mississippi Women Lawyers Association and the National Association of Black Elected Legislative Women. Campbell graduated from Callaway High School with honors in 1990. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Mississippi State University, a master’s degree in organizational communications from Auburn University and a law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Speakers Dr. Stacy Carmichael is associate vice president of administration at

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College where she has been employed for 20 years. In her role she supervises the college’s bookstores, safety and emergency management, the Transportation Department, and Purchasing and Inventory Control. She also serves as Title IX coordinator and compliance. Carmichael has served a number of roles at Gulf Coast, including director of Workforce Development at the Jackson County Campus, director of Business Services and Industrial Training at the Community Campus and dean of Business Services at the Jefferson Davis Campus. Carmichael has Associate of Arts and bachelor’s degrees from Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., an MBA from the University of Southern Mississippi and a doctorate in Community College Leadership from Mississippi State University. She and her husband Stacy Joe have three children.

Rep. Angela Cockerham has served in the Mississippi House of

Representatives since 2005, representing House District 96 encompassing Adams, Amite, Pike and Wilkinson counties. Cockerham is chair of the Energy Committee and vice chair of the Management Committee. She also serves on the Legislative Budget Committee, Apportionment and Elections, Appropriations, Compilation, Revision, and Publication, Ethics, Education, Judiciary A, Performance Based Budgeting, and Wildlife Fisheries and Parks Committees. Cockerham is a practicing attorney in Mississippi and Louisiana and also an adjunct professor at the Mississippi College School of Law. She has a bachelor’s degree from Jackson State University, a law degree from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans and a master’s degree from Tufts University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Cockerham resides in Magnolia.

Dr. Laquala M. Coleman is dean of students at Jackson State University. Coleman has served in numerous capacities in higher education, including housing and residence life, Greek life and judicial affairs/student conduct. Additionally, she has experience as a social worker. A native of Flint, Mich., she received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., and a master’s degree in education in college student affairs leadership from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. She completed a doctorate in urban higher education at Jackson State University.


Walking through life ...

... we spend most of our energy choosing the right shoes.




Tracy DeVries joined the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi as executive

Cyndi Grace was born into a military family in Denver, Colo. She lived in

She also administered a federal grant to promote social inclusion in schools across the United States. She also led the corporate and foundation giving channels at the national headquarters of the American Red Cross prior to joining the Women’s Foundation.

Grace stays busy leading women’s conferences and retreats both in the United States and overseas.

director on Jan. 1, 2017. She began her career in the non-profit sector in 1999 at Special Olympics International where she developed mutually beneficial corporate alliances.

DeVries’ volunteer activities include teaching English as a Second Language and coaching soccer. Originally from northern Virginia, she is a graduate of Michigan State University and has lived in Washington, D.C., for most of her professional life. She moved to the Jackson area in fall 2016 where she lives with her husband Tony and their three rescue dogs.

Tara Dunn serves as dean of students at Northwest Mississippi Community

College. Dunn is responsible for student housing, student discipline, food services and educational programming regarding safety, diversity and health. She serves as assistant Title IX coordinator for the Senatobia campus. Dunn also co-wrote and administers Project Gateway: From Community College to Career, a grant sponsored by the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi. The grant provides financial assistance to women completing their degree at Northwest. Prior to Northwest, Dunn served as assistant director of Housing and Residence Life at Hinds Community College. Dunn is a graduate of Delta State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, with an emphasis in English and psychology. She received her master’s degree in higher education administration from Mississippi College. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Jackson State University. Her research focuses on the impact of student engagement practices on graduation rates at Mississippi community colleges.

Carolyn DuPré is vice president for Finance and Administrative Services for Alcorn State University.

She has been a Certified Public Accountant for more than 20 years and is licensed in the states of Mississippi and Texas. She is a member of the Mississippi Society of CPAs, American Institute of CPAs and the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers. She was named one of the 50 Leading Business Women by the Mississippi Business Journal.

Atwater, Calif., before moving to Long Beach, Miss., where she attended high school. After marrying, she lived 20 years in south Florida. Living in various places throughout her life has allowed her to understand the hearts of people in all places.

She graduated from Mississippi College with a degree in English and communications and later received a women’s ministry degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her husband Jerry live in Clinton and have two grown children and seven grandchildren.

Colleen Hartfield is the 2018 WHEMN Statewide Coordinator. At Hinds Community College, she is executive assistant to the president for Special Projects, a position she assumed in 2016 after serving as vice president for Community Relations and Governmental Affairs at Hinds Community College for 10 years. Prior to Hinds, she was vice president for Institutional Relations at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. She is currently directing the nation’s largest Predominantly Black Institutions grant, administered under the U.S. Department of Education. She is a member of the board of directors for Second Chance Mississippi, a non-profit dedicated to serving adult education students. Hartfield serves as a communications specialist for the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges and is a liaison for Mississippi’s congressional offices. She received the 2015 Leadership Award from the Women in Higher Education, Mississippi Network, recognizing her advocacy of women’s issues. Hartfield earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Southeast Missouri State University. She also completed the Community College Leadership and Education Policy Fellowship programs at Mississippi State University. A native of St. Louis, she and her husband RIck have three grown children, all serving in education, and three grandchildren.

She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi and received a master’s in professional accountancy from Jackson State University. She and her husband Moses two children and two grandchildren.


Strong women wear the pain like they do stilettos...

...No matter how much it hurts all you see is the beauty of it. 9



Tiffany Jefferson is chair of the Hinds Community College Dance Department

Dr. Becky Woodrick Malley has served the past four years as the Title IX coordinator at the University of Southern Mississippi. Previously, she held the role of Affirmative Action/EEO director at USM, the university’s first full-time AA/EEO officer.

She received her undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University where she was the 1996 Miss Black Oklahoma and an All-American collegiate cheerleader. She obtained her master’s degree in dance education from Wichita State University.

In her role as the Title IX coordinator, she oversees the implementation of the university’s sexual misconduct policy, facilitates educational outreach endeavors and provides training for 21 employees who serve as members of the Sexual Misconduct Investigative Team.

and is former dance director of Bethel College and Newton Performing Arts Center in Newton, Kansas.

Jefferson has studied dance with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and the Memphis Ballet. She has also worked with master teachers such as Mr. Wiggles, Joan Peters, Gregg Russel, Dave Scott, David Howard, Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo “NappyTabs” and the iconic Judith Jamison. Jefferson has performed and choreographed professionally for New Stage Theatre, Music Theatre of Wichita, Oklahoma Dance Theatre, Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, Actor’s Playhouse, Harlem Globetrotters, Paramount Parks, Carnegie Hall, The Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The Grand ‘Ole Opry, The Scottish Fringe Festival, The Young, Gifted and Empowered Awards and The City of Jackson’s Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast. She resides in Terry with her husband Jordan and their three children.

Dr. Erin Vaughn Jones serves as the director for Instruction and Intervention

Equals Retention and Graduation at Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus. In this role she oversees the creation and implementation of retention and engagement strategies for students on the campus. Additionally, she advises the Utica Ambassador student organization. Prior to her tenure at Hinds Community College, Jones worked in Housing and Residence Life at Jackson State University, Louisiana State University and A&M College.

Jones received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern Mississippi, a master’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas and a doctoral degree from Louisiana State University and A&M College. Her dissertation focused on occupational burnout and wellness outcomes of live-in and live-on residence life professionals. Having a passion for higher education, she is actively involved in the Southern Association of College Student Affairs (SACSA). She serves on the SACSA Foundation and serves as a mentor for graduate students and new professionals. In her spare time she enjoys playing the piano, reading, and spending time with her family.

Malley received a bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College, a master’s degree in education from Oregon State University and a doctorate from the University of Southern Mississippi. Her dissertation topic focused on crisis communication with employees during times of natural disasters.

Anne B. McKee is a storyteller, free-lance writer and published author. Southern humor ribbons through the majority of her originally written short stories, plays, skits, vignettes and newspaper columns. She is listed as a performing artist on the Mississippi Arts Commission’s roster and on the Mississippi Humanities Council Speaker’s Bureau. In July 2008, she was selected for The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) Artist Roster. In 2009, she was named to the Teaching Artist Roster. In these positions, McKee’s creative work is recommended by MAC, and in part, her fees are funded by grants through MAC. She published a book “Historic Photos of Mississippi” in 2008. The book contains 200 original photos, dated between 1860 and 1970, reflecting a time and place called Mississippi. She writes a weekly editorial for The Meridian Star, and her work can be read in Mississippi Magazine and many other publications and anthologies.

Dr. Mitzi Norris serves as the executive director for academic effectiveness in the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). She oversees UMMC’s academic accreditation activities, development of new academic programs, the Office of Assessment and Continuing Health Professional Education. She is professor of health administration and teaches leadership. Norris has taught and/or led leadership groups for 19 years. Previously she served as the educational director for a regional network of 10 medical centers, encompassing eight states and 17,000 employees. Norris developed and standardized new employee and annual training and developed specialized training based upon identified gaps. She developed and led a leadership program for mid-level employees from throughout the region. She received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in microbiology from Mississippi University for Women. Her doctorate from the University of Mississippi is in educational leadership.


Let your dreams outgrow the shoes of your expectations.


Speakers Dr. Jackie Smith is currently associate vice president for Academic Affairs at Athens State University in Athens, Ala. She has served in a number of academic and student support roles in higher education since 1986. She began her career at Calhoun Community College’s Redstone Arsenal campus in Huntsville, Ala., serving for eight years as the “face” of Calhoun for military students and their families. In her role, her office served as financial aid counselor, academic adviser, bookstore and student advocate for military students. She also learned how to meet the needs of working adult students. For the past 11 years, Smith has been on staff at Athens State University, first teaching organizational communication and management in the College of Business. She taught a full course load, served as a faculty adviser to students and participated on institutional committees, including as a faculty senator. During that same time, she led the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan as part of the SACSCOC reaccreditation effort. Next, Smith was interim assistant vice president for Academic Affairs. During this time, she served in a number of capacities, including leading the implementation of graduate programs, assuming management and documentation of the University’s Strategic Plan and serving as the administrative dean for the College of Education during preparations for a NCATE reaffirmation visit, among a number of other duties. Smith holds degrees from Calhoun Community College and Athens State, including a doctorate in education in higher education administration.

Mandi Stanley has more than 16 years of experience as a certified speaking professional on the seminar circuit.

She works primarily with business leaders who want to boost their professional image and with people who want to be better speakers and writers. She has traveled throughout North America entertaining and educating more than 42,000 seminar participants, totaling more than 4,000 platform hours. Some of her repeat clients include Campbell’s Soup Company, the United States Air Force, KimberlyClark’s World Headquarters, Mississippi Hospital Association, McDonald’s USA, Godiva Chocolate and the National Football League. In 2003, Stanley was designated a CSP, Certified Speaking Professional. Fewer than 9 percent of all worldwide speakers have earned this designation, and she is the first Mississippian in history to receive this honor through the National Speakers Association.

Speakers Joycelyn Washington is a counselor and director of Student Services at

Hinds Community College’s Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, a position she has held since 2005. In her role, she is also the campus contact for Title IX concerns and complaints. Prior to her current role, she served in several capacities at the Raymond Campus, including academic counselor and supervisor of testing. As a graduate assistant at Mississippi State University, she was a residence hall director. Among her professional affiliations and awards, she is a member of Delta Kappa Gamma International Society and has twice received the Hinds Community College Life Star Award, an award given to employees for exemplary service. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in counselor education and student development, both from Mississippi State University.

Amy Whitten is an attorney, former law professor and organizational consultant with more than 30 years experience.

A former Woman Lawyer of the Year for Mississippi, Whitten founded The Whitten Group in 1996 to forge partnerships with private and public sector organizations in search of excellence in their people, processes and performance. The Whitten Group’s projects have included performance systems, policy manuals, competency based employment systems, team development, communication strategies, change management and professional development initiatives. Whitten is a former executive manager, having led teams as large as 80 people and as small as 15. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the coveted Stennis Award for Excellence, the Governor’s Power of One Award and the Mississippi Bar Award of Merit. Whitten serves on several corporate boards and is a previous president of the state College Board, which governs the state’s public universities. She also chaired the Mississippi Judicial Performance Commission and in 2016 was inducted in the International Women’s Forum, a prestigious collection of women leaders from more than 30 countries.

She is a summa cum laude graduate with concentrations in English, communication and management. She served as a faculty member of the American Management Association for five years. Stanley is the author of “The No-Panic Plan for Presenters,” which was named a finalist in the Career category at the Independent Book Publishers Awards in New York.


The future’s got a million roads for you to choose ...

... but you’ll walk a little taller in some high heel shoes.


2017-2018 WHEMN Institutional Representatives ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY Dr. Helen J. Wyatt Regional Coordinator, America Reads— Mississippi 1000 ASU Drive, 480 Alcorn State, MS 39096 Phone: 601-877-6215 Fax: 601-877-6213 BELHAVEN UNIVERSITY Suzanne Sullivan 1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153 Jackson, MS 39202 Phone: 601-968-5940 Fax: 601-968-8946 BLUE MOUNTAIN COLLEGE Kayce C. Bragg Director of Alumni Affairs P. O. Box 160 Blue Mountain, MS 38610 Phone: 662-685-4771 ext. 119 COAHOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE Dr. Rolonda Brown Enrollment/eLearning Specialist 3240 Friars Point Road Clarksdale, MS 38614-9700 Phone: 662-621-4082 Fax: 662-624-4250 COPIAH-LINCOLN COMMUNITY COLLEGE Dr. Jane Hulon Vice President of Wesson Campus Copiah-Lincoln Community College Post Office Box 649 Wesson, MS 39191 Phone: 601-643-8310 DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY Dr. Christy Riddle Executive Director of the Student Success Center 1003 W. Sunflower Road/DSU Box 3232 Cleveland, MS 38733 Phone: 662-846-4574 Fax: 662-846-4580


EAST CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE Dr. Teresa L. Houston Vice President for Instruction Post Office Box 129 Decatur, MS 39327 Phone: 601-635-6202 Fax: 601-635-4011

JONES COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE Gwen Magee Assistant to the President 900 South Court Street Ellisville, MS 39437 Phone: 601-477-4028 Fax: 601-319-1776

EAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE Laura Damm Student Success Coordinator Post Office Box 158 Scooba, MS 39358 Phone: 662-243-1984

MERIDIAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE Barbara Jones VP of Operations 910 Highway 19 North Meridian, MS 39307 Phone: 601-483-8241

HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE Colleen Hartfield Executive Assistant to the President for Special Projects Post Office Box 1100 Raymond, MS 39154 Phone: 601-857-3751 HOLMES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Dr. Lindy McCain Assistant to the President Post Office Box 369 Goodman, MS 39079-0369 Phone: 662-472-9067 Fax: 662-472-9152 ITAWAMBA COMMUNITY COLLEGE Dr. Jan Reid-Bunch Executive Director, Community Relations 602 West Hill Street Fulton, MS 38843 Phone: 662-862-8035 Fax: 662-862-8245 JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY Dr. Veronica M. Cohen Vice President for Institutional Advancement P.O. Box 17390 Jackson, MS 39217 Phone: 601-979-2282

MILLSAPS COLLEGE VACANT MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE Dr. Debbie C. Norris Vice President for Planning & Assessment/Graduate Dean Box 4029 Clinton, MS 39058 Phone: 601-925-3260 Fax: 601-925-3889 MISSISSIPPI DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE Marsha S. Lee Vice President of Business Services Mississippi Delta Community College Office Box 668 Moorhead, MS 38761 Phone: 662-246-6314 Fax: 662-246-6324 MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE Dr. Carmen Walters Executive Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Services Phone: 601-528-8495

2017-2018 WHEMN Institutional Representatives MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY Amy Tuck Vice President of Campus Services Post Office Box 6018 610 Allen Hall Mississippi State, MS 39762 Phone: 662-325-5864 Fax: 662-325-3189

PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE Dr. Jennifer Seal Vice President for Planning and Institutional Research Post Office Box 5635 Poplarville, MS 39470 Phone: 601-403-1318 Fax: 601-403-1050

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER Dr. Natalie Gaughf Associate Professor/ Director of UMMC Office of Academic Support 2500 North State Street Jackson, MS 39216-4505 Phone: 601-815-4233

MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN Nicole Patrick Director of Student Financial Aid 1100 College Street, MUW 1614 Columbus, MS 39701 Phone: 662-329-7114

RUST COLLEGE Sharron Goodman-Hill Instructor, Mass Communications 150 Rust Avenue Holly Springs, MS 38635 Phone: 662-252-8000, Ext. 4552 Fax: 662-252-8869

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI Allison Gillespie Assistant to the Provost of Academic Affairs 118 College Drive #05002 Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001 Phone: 601-266-6573 Fax: 601-266-6573

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY LaShon Brooks Chief of Staff/Legislative Liaison 14000 Highway 82 West, Box 7272 Itta Bena, MS 38941 Phone: 662-254-3432 Fax: 662-254-6709 NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE Angie Mason – Director of Strategic Planning & Assessment 101 Cunningham Boulevard Booneville, MS 38829 Phone: 662-720-7458 NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE Sybil R. Canon Associate Vice President, Development and Special Projects P.O. Box 7015 Senatobia, MS 38668 Phone: 601-403-1146

SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE Ashley Weathers Instructor, Sociology, Political Science & Criminal Justice 1156 College Drive Summit, MS 39666 aweathers@smcc@edu Phone: 601-276-2000 TOUGALOO COLLEGE Dr. Sandra Hayes Executive Director of Health and Wellness Center 500 West County Line Road Tougaloo, MS 39174-9999 Phone: 601-977-6179

WILLIAM CAREY COLLEGE Dr. Lorie Watkins Massey Assistant Professor of Language and Literature 498 Tuscan Avenue Hattiesburg, MS 39401 Phone: 601-318-6430 Fax: 601-318-6135

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI Dr. Charlotte Fant Pegues Assistant Provost, Registrar and Assistant Professor of Leadership Education 137 Lyceum University, MS 38677 Phone: 662-915-5059 Fax: 662-915-5280

It’s not about the shoes ... It’s about what you do in them.


2018 WHEMN Notes


2018 WHEMN Notes

Let your shoes take you to new heights.



ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The WHEMN Steering Committee gratefully acknowledges the following groups and individuals for supporting the 2018 WHEMN Conference.

Alcorn State University

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Belhaven University

Mississippi State University

Coahoma Community College

Mississippi University for Women

Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Mississippi Valley State University

Delta State University

Northeast Mississippi Community

Hinds Community College Foundation

East Central Community College

Northwest Mississippi Community College

Hinds Connection

East Mississippi Community College

Tougaloo College

Information Technology, Hinds Community College

Hinds Community College

University of Southern Mississippi

Montage Theater of Dance, Hinds Community College

Itawamba Community College

University of Mississippi

Public Relations Department, Hinds Community College

Mississippi Delta Community College

William Carey University

Community Relations Department, Hinds Community College Health Continuing Education Office, Hinds Community College

Student Recruiting, Hinds Community College The Culinary Institute, Hinds Community College The Fab Lab – Raymond Campus, Hinds Community College The Muse Center, Hinds Community College

SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST During the WHEMN 2018 Conference, participate in the daily social media contests for your chance to win door prizes. Several winners will be randomly selected for door prizes and announced during the conference. A live feed will display pictures on conference screens.

Here’s how to enter for a chance to win: Thursday Take “selfie” pictures at the “Selfie Station” during breaks with the custom WHEMN frame. Using your cell phone, post pictures to Instagram and/or Facebook account(s). Be sure to include the conference hashtags!


Take pictures of your favorite pair of neon, print, and/or red shoes during breaks. Using your cell phone, post pictures to Instagram and/or Facebook account(s). Be sure to include the conference hashtags!

#WHEMN2018 #TheRightFit2018 #StrutForward2018


Judy Bufkin, Events Coordinator, Hinds Community College Laura Ivy, Graphic Artist, Hinds Community College


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Jean Greene

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Jazzmine Church

Colleen Hartfield

April Reynolds

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Gay Saxon

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Stephanie Hudson

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Renee Cotton

Laura Ivy

Kenisha Shelton

Ericka Davis

Kashanta Jackson

Lakishia Shorter

Lisa Davis

Erin Vaughn Jones

Sandra Stocks

Carly Dear

Reneta Lane

Sybyl Stringer

Kathy Elliot

Sherrie Lee

Cindy West

Bethani England

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WHEMN 2018 Conference Program  
WHEMN 2018 Conference Program