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Assistant Director of Economic Development, City of Seguin, TX View Position

Upcoming Events
August 31, 2015
NOTE: True South Basic Economic Development Class is now full. Contact Tasha May at 601.266.5507 or [email protected] with questions. 
Student Economic Development Association Football Tailgate
You are invited to join us at Spirit Park, located between the Thad Cochran Center and Century Park South for an Economic Development "Reunion" on Saturday, September 5th. We will start tailgating for the USM vs. MSU game at 5:30pm and the game starts at 9pm. To RSVP contact Tiffany Aultman at tiffany.aultma[email protected] or 601.382.8808 or you can register here.  For a map of the tailgate tent click here

Come join the fun at the Rock!!!
New Cohort in the MSED Program

We would like to welcome the new students this fall to the MSED program.


Joshua SullivanVicksburg, MS
Sean MoodyChicago, IL
Stanley KennedyMayhew, MS
Venkatesh KazaKrishna, India
Austin HowellLucedale, MS
Shelby GloverFairhope, AL
Alicia FrazierPetal, MS
Daniel CookShubuta, MS
Mihail-Igorevici BrinzaRomania
Tiffany AultmanSeminary, MS
Emily AdcockMadison, MS
Driskell to Lead USM Foundation and Alumni Affairs
Effective Sept. 21, Chad Driskell, current Vice President for External Affairs, will assume administrative oversight for the USM Foundation and Alumni Affairs. Also a USM alumnus, Driskell currently oversees government relations, economic development, and veterans' student affairs operations. He began his career with the Mississippi Gaming Commission and then spent more than 10 years as senior vice president for the Mississippi Bankers Association before joining the University's professional staff in 2007. He holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from USM and a master's degree in Public Policy and Administration from Mississippi State University.

Having spent 20 years building relationships across government, business, community groups, and institutions of higher education, Driskell has more than a decade of executive association management experience and a demonstrated fundraising record including involvement in each major building project at the University since 2007. Of particular note, he was instrumental in securing funds for the completion of the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship. His wife, Katherine, is also a USM alumna and successful business owner. The couple has two sons: John, a high school sophomore, and Jackson, a USM freshman.
Southern Miss Economic Development | [email protected] | 118 College Drive #5191
Hattiesburg, MS 39401-0001