Academics

Meet Our Staff


Interim Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies

John Igwebuike, Ph.D./J.D.
igwe@alcorn.edu
601.877.4197

The Vice Provost acts as the principal administrator of the Office of Graduate Studies and is responsible for promoting the quality of graduate programs and the well-being of graduate students. He coordinates graduate school financial affairs and the graduate assistantship program.

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Program Support Coordinator, Office of Graduate Studies

Lula Russell, MBA
lulagr@alcorn.edu 
601.877.3995

Lula assists master's students with the policies and procedures related to progression towards graduation, required forms, graduation candidacy, posting degrees and thesis processing, and compliance for International students. She also handles the graduate faculty recommendation process spearheaded by the Graduate Council.
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Communications Coordinator and Data Manager

Julia Odom, MSEd
jodom@alcorn.edu
601.877.4708

Julia serves as the communications coordinator and data manager for admissions and sponsored grant projects. Manages e-business solutions to create a SMART Office. After processing of application packs, she forwards admission files to the department for review. Once decisions are made, returned, and scanned, students are notified by email by the Enrollment Manager of the admission decision. She also provides administrative support to the administrative staff in Graduate Studies and general office support for the unit.
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Enrollment Manager/Clerical Assistant

Demetris Reed
dgreed@alcorn.edu
601.877.6122

Demetris serves as the graduate admissions enrollment manager and clerical assistant. She assists students and faculty throughout the application/admissions process. She also manages general office activities and assists the Vice Provost, Program Support Coordinator, and Communications and Data Manager to ensure effective operation of the Graduate Program.