The 2018-19 Annual Report, published by the College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, tells stories of outstanding achievements made by our faculty, students, staff, donors, and alumni over the course of the academic year.
HOMECOMING It is my distinct privilege to serve as the next dean of the College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi. As an alumnus of Southern Miss, I know the business school has a long and proud history of developing the business leaders of South Mississippi and beyond, and it is an honor to be chosen to carry on its great tradition. The commitment and spirit of our students, faculty and staff make this a special place, and I am elated to be the new leader of such an important and inspiring group of people. As dean of the College of Business and Economic Development, I am proud to look back with you on a successful <strong>2018</strong>-<strong>19</strong> academic year. I hope you’ll take the time to look through this annual report containing the impressive accomplishments of the past year, including impactful research contributions, notable program rankings, critical real-world connections, and the impressive successes and accolades of our students and faculty. We have much to be proud of, and the future promises to be even greater! I am incredibly grateful to serve as dean of such a dedicated community of faculty and staff, who are so committed to building future business leaders and positively impacting the lives of our students. I hope you enjoy this annual report, and if you have any questions or feedback, feel free to contact me at email@example.com. Kind Regards, J. Bret Becton, Ph.D. Dean