Brent Marsh named new Dean of Students

Posted on Jun 27 2019 - 7:00am by Kenneth Niemeyer

Brent Marsh has been appointed as UM’s new assistant vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students effective August 1.

The position of assistant vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students has been vacant since Melinda Sutton Noss resigned at the end of last semester to accept a similar position at her alma mater, Southern Methodist University.

Brent Marsh. Photo courtesy UM communications.

This comes at a time after Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Brandi Hephner Labanc interviewed for the position of  vice president for student affairs at the University of Utah in April.

“In addition to being incredibly excited about the opportunity, I am both honored and humbled to be invited to join the Ole Miss community,” Marsh said in a press release. “A colleague whom I trust and admire commended me to the search firm, and upon researching the position and university further, it was evident to me that I would join a fantastic team of student affairs professionals.”

Marsh’s responsibilities will include supervisory oversight in the Ole Miss Student Union, UMatter: Student Support and Advocacy, the Office of Fraternal Leadership and Learning and the Office of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct. 

Marsh, who most recently served as Vice President for Student Affairs at Rogers State University, holds over 20 years of experience in student affairs. He also held several positions in student affairs as Howard Payne University including vice president for student life and dean of students.

“I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Marsh to the University of Mississippi,” Brandi Hepher LaBanc, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, said in the press release. “Dr. Marsh’s positive energy and proven engagement with students, alongside his working knowledge of higher education, will help us expand our efforts related to fraternity and sorority life, as well as leadership and advocacy initiatives.”

Marsh holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Kansas State University, a master’s degree in college student personnel from Kansas State University and a doctorate in higher education from Bowling Green State University.

This article includes information from a news release by the university.