Message from the Executive Director
Thank you for your interest in The University of Mississippi-DeSoto. Just like you, not too long ago I was in the process of deciding to come to the DeSoto campus of Ole Miss. What led me to accept the position was the positive impression I had with the University’s commitment to bring quality higher education to the Mid-South by fully offering undergraduate and graduate degrees at this campus.
Not only was I impressed with the academic programs that Ole Miss has brought to this region, but I was also impressed with the support services provided. I know from working with the staff at UM-DeSoto that they are hard-working and dedicated to doing all they can to help you meet your instructors’ expectations and succeed academically.
Equally impressive was Ole Miss’s reputation as a university with a rich heritage that is recognized among peer universities as a quality institution. Ole Miss has some of the top programs in the nation. For example, our bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accountancy are elite programs, ranked fourth and fifth nationally, and both are offered 100 percent right here in DeSoto County. These are only two examples of many that reflect the kind of institution that Ole Miss is and the quality of education you will receive at UM-DeSoto. If you join the DeSoto campus family as a student, I believe that in the years to come you will be very proud to call yourself a member of the Ole Miss alumni. Due to our reputation, your Ole Miss degree will help you as you seek to advance your career and life goals.
Thank you again for considering The University of Mississippi-DeSoto. I think you can see that I am proud of what we do here. We continually strive to do all we can to help students in this region obtain a degree that they will be proud of now and in the future. Let me know if you have any further questions, and please let our staff know how we can assist you in your decision-making process.
Take care, and Hotty Toddy!
Dr. Rick Gregory
Executive Director – University of Mississippi-DeSoto