Board of Directors


The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation Board of Directors is responsible for the management of The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization tasked with raising private support for the University. The Board bears fiduciary responsibility for the investment and management of all funds raised by the Foundation on behalf of Southern Miss.


Executive Committee

Shane Loper

President

Gary Carmichael

Vice President

David Williams

Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair

Cheryl Johnson

Member-At-Large

Jim Warren

Policy and Bylaws Committee Chair

Chris Inman

Investment Committee Chair

Wayde Benson

Resource Development Committee Chair

Reed Allison

Immediate Past President

Stace Mercier

Secretary and Executive Director of the USM Foundation


Members

Rosemary Aultman

Haley Broom

Robert Donnell

Deborah Gambrell-Chambers

Kevin Gilbert

Gene Gouaux

Kristy Gould

Mark Graham

Jimmy Heidelberg

Curt Hébert

Benny Hubbard

Lynda Lesley

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Joy Lightsey

Duane Lock

Bill McLeod

Ricky Mathews

Jana McDonnell

Patty Munn

Omar Nelson

Robin Robinson

 

Chuck Scianna

Gilbert Van Loon

Lynwood Wheeler

 

Ex-Officio

Rodney D. Bennett

President of The University of Southern Mississippi

 

Jerry DeFatta

Executive Director of the Southern Miss Alumni Association

Becky Montague

President of the Southern Miss Alumni Association

 

Jon Gilbert

Executive Director of the Southern Miss Athletic Foundation

 

Grant Dyess

President of the Southern Miss Athletic Foundation


Gordon Cannon

Executive Director of the USM Research Foundation

 

Johnny Atherton

President of the USM Research Foundation 


Chad Driskell

Vice President for External Affairs