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Strategic Plan


We inspire success in all students by advancing learning and development through student engagement and our commitment to excellence and innovation.


In support of the mission of Mississippi State University, the Division of Student Affairs engages all students through programs, services, facilities, and activities designed to promote active citizenship, learning, well-being, and success.


In support of our mission and vision, the Division of Student Affairs will model the following values:

  • Integrity: As individuals and as a Division, we are honest, trustworthy, transparent, and responsible. We adhere to the highest professional standards, and we advance the values and ethical obligations associated with our work with students.
  • Inclusion: As individuals and as a Division, we value diversity and the worth of all people, respecting individual differences that bring richness to the student experience.
  • Student-Centered: As individuals and as a Division, we recognize our role in supporting student success and strive to act in the best interests of our students in all decisions.
  • Service Excellence: As individuals and as a Division, we utilize our knowledge and skills to improve our programs, services, facilities, and activities in ways that demonstrate our commitment to student success.

Our Goals

Learn about the direction the division is heading to fully engage students.

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Our Staff

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Regina Young Hyatt

Vice President for Student Affairs

Jeremy Baham
Jeremy Baham

Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Well-being

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Ra'Sheda Boddie-Forbes

Assistant Vice President for Multicultural Affairs

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Thomas Bourgeois

Dean of Students

Cheryl Bowen
Cheryl Bowen

Director of Budget & Planning

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Katie Corban

Marketing & Communications

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Jana Berkery

Director of Development

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Ann Becker

Administrative Assistant