Ole Miss Family Association

University of Mississippi
  • Council members and their students enjoy a reception at the Chancellor’s Home.
    Parents on the Family Leadership Council and their college children enjoy a reception at Carrier House, home of Chancellor and Mrs. Jeffrey Vitter.
    Getting to know other parents is one of the many benefits of membership.
    Jeff McManus — responsible for UM’s stunning campus — inspires parents.
    Student Affairs VC Brandi Hephner LaBanc chats with Mary and Robert Parsons of San Antonio.
    Ed Moreland of Dallas and James Beckwith of Sacramento visit with Ole Miss First Lady Sharon Vitter.
  • Ole Miss Family Leadership Council

    Support your student! Strengthen the University! Connect with the Ole Miss Family!

    Join the Ole Miss Family Leadership Council (OMFLC) and be a part of a vibrant organization that shares the University of Mississippi’s vision of a nationally recognized academic institution and is committed to supporting exceptional educational opportunities.

    OMFLC began in 2014 and has impacted the Ole Miss student experience by supporting areas within the Division of Student Affairs such as health and wellness, campus safety, career services, and student leadership.

    Membership on this Council enables parents to direct their support to programs that enhance the student experience and strengthen the university. OMFLC members also have the opportunity to share feedback with UM leaders, faculty, and staff, as well as hear updates on new programs and the expansion and growth of the campus.

    With an OMFLC membership, you have the opportunity to:

    • Collaborate with university leaders
    • Help direct campus support to areas with the greatest benefit for your student
    • Exchange and implement ideas that improve your student’s experience
    • Attend two annual meetings: one during the fall semester and the second in the spring
    • Build friendships with other parents and students
    • Host or assist with finding hosts for Freshman Summer Sendoffs in your community
    • Plan or assist in planning Ole Miss recruitment events in your community
    • Serve a one-year renewable term


    Membership can be obtained through a minimum annual gift of $2,500 to the Ole Miss Family Leadership Council

    For more information, contact Brett Barefoot at 662-915-2711 or bmbarefo@olemiss.edu.  Families also can join online at www.umfoundation.com/flc.

    2016-17 Family Leadership Council Press Releases:

    Spring 2017

    Resources Directed to Strengthen Areas of Student Affairs

    University of Mississippi Director of Landscape Services and Airport and Golf Course Operations Jeff McManus talks with Family Leadership Council members at their recent gathering on campus.  McManus, author of the soon-to-be-published book Growing Weeders into Leaders, and his team work to ensure the Ole Miss campus is one of the nation’s most beautiful.  Read more…

    Fall 2016

    Parents Join to Exchange Ideas, Support Programs

    Ole Miss Family Leadership Council members came together for their fall semester meeting Sept. 23, interacted with Chancellor Jeff Vitter and heard his vision for the University of Mississippi’s future.  Read more…


    2016-17 Ole Miss Family Leadership Council

    New Members

    George and Dyan Getz Paradise Valley, AZ
    Fred and Julie Jewell Atlanta, GA
    Michael and Kelly Mollerus Leawood, KS
    James and Kimberly Eickholz Paducah, KY
    Bill and Carol Windham Bossier City, LA
    Terry and Liz Creel New Orleans, LA
    Joel and Jane Wood Ann Arbor, MI
    Jon and Sue Tellier Caledonia, MI
    Scott and Shelley Ririe Chesterfield, MO
    John and Susan Allbert Charlotte, NC
    Charles Willis Durham, NC
    Chris and Christine Manning Rye, NY
    Peter and Deans Fawcett Columbia, SC
    Bill and Sally Coker Spartanburg, SC
    Randy and Rebecca Wight Dallas, TX
    Fuller and Kara French Fort Worth, TX
    William and Mary Parsons San Antonio, TX
    Michael and Lynnleigh Maloney Henrico, VA


    2015-16 & 2016-17 Members (2 consecutive years)

    William and Alice Major Birmingham, AL
    James and Tracy Beckwith Sacramento, CA
    Kevin Bulivant and Mary Rotunno San Francisco, CA
    Margaret Conolly Jacksonville, FL
    Andy and Nancy Alford Tampa, FL
    Lee and Nancy Caswell Atlanta, GA
    Jackson and Dede Houk Atlanta, GA
    Reese and Ruth Lanier Atlanta, GA
    Keith Ketchman Schaumburg, IL
    Richard and Linda Biernacki Shreveport, LA
    Mike and Evelyn Donatelli New York, NY
    Angela Lynch Florence, SC
    Ed and Carla Moreland Dallas, TX
    Reese and Rebecca Hillard Fort Worth, TX
    Meg Wilson Houston, TX


    2014-15, 2015-16 & 2016-17 Members (3 consecutive years)

    Mark and Ansley Conner Atlanta, GA
    Jon and Susan Crisler Atlanta, GA
    Bill and Mitzi Linginfelter Atlanta, GA
    Greg and Louise Cunningham Oxford, MS
    Kent and Jenny Nicaud Pass Christian, MS
    Chuck and Dawn Barnett Dallas, TX
    David and Raney Payne Frisco, TX