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

Gary Carmichael

President

Jim Warren

Vice President

Cheryl Johnson

Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair

Duane Lock

Member-At-Large

Omar Nelson

Policy and Bylaws Committee Chair

Chris Inman

Investment Committee Chair

Kristy Gould

Resource Development Committee Chair

Shane Loper

Immediate Past President

Stace Mercier

Secretary and Executive Director of the USM Foundation


Members

Rosemary Aultman

Julie Breazeale

Haley Broom

Stephen Carmody

Robert Donnell

Deborah Gambrell-Chambers

Kevin Gilbert

Gene Gouaux

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Doc Holliday

Benny Hubbard

Julie Lennon

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Joy Lightsey

Tommy Mann

Ricky Mathews

Jana McDonnell

Bill McLeod

Robin Robinson

 

Kelsey Rushing

Chuck Scianna

Bill Ward

 
   

Lynwood Wheeler

 

Alvis A. Wright, II

 
   

Ex-Officio

Rodney D. Bennett

President of The University of Southern Mississippi

 

Jerry DeFatta

Executive Director of the Southern Miss Alumni Association

Tracy Powell

President of the Southern Miss Alumni Association

 

Jon Gilbert

Executive Director of the Southern Miss Athletic Foundation

 

Leigh Breal

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