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Meet Our Staff

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Donzell Lee, Ph.D.
dlee@alcorn.edu
601.877.6140

The Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs acts as the principal administrator of the Office of Graduate Studies and is responsible for oversight of all operations promoting the quality of graduate programs and the well-being of graduate students. She coordinates graduate school financial affairs and the Graduate Council.

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Program Support Coordinator, Office of Graduate Studies

Belinda Smith, MSEd
belinda@alcorn.edu
601.877.3995

Belinda assists master's and specialist level 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 Enrollment Management, Institutional Effectiveness Plan, and the Graduate Student Association.
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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 to disseminate information to students, advisors, administrators, and the University community about graduate degree programs, academic guidelines, admissions, degree completion, and sponsored grant projects. She manages e-business projects to create SMART Office solutions and serves as the webpage content manager. Analytics is a major function of the role of data management for program cohesiveness and improvement.
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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.