Ole Miss Family Association

University of Mississippi
Reuniting with Texans

Reuniting with Texans

Willie Cantu, Marnie and Mike Goldberg, and Bill and Mary Parsons, all San Antonio parents, enjoy gathering at the UM Foundation.

Getting to know you

Getting to know you

Atlanta parent Julie Jewell introduces herself at the fall Family Leadership Council meeting.

Building relationships

Building relationships

Jim Zook from Atlanta gets acquainted with Jennifer and Jack Brinson from Raleigh, NC.

Planning for a vibrant campus

Planning for a vibrant campus

Ian Banner, University architect, provides council members with his vision of the Oxford campus.

Gathering as a family

Gathering as a family

The entire Jonathan Seigle family visits with Vice Chancellor of Development Charlotte Parks.

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…


 2017-18 Ole Miss Family Leadership Council

John and Susan Allbert Charlotte NC **
Chuck and Dawn Barnett Dallas TX ****
James and Tracy Beckwith Sacramento CA ***
Scott Bengel Charlotte NC *
Richard and Linda Biernacki Shreveport LA ***
Jack and Jennifer Brinson Raleigh NC *
Willie and Aliza Cantu San Antonio TX *
Dinesh and Parveen Chawla Cleveland MS *
John and Beth Cleveland Kingwood TX *
Bill Coker and Sally Coker Spartanburg SC **
Grant and Ellen Coleman New Orleans LA *
Mark and Ansley Conner Atlanta GA ****
Margaret C. Conolly Jacksonville FL ***
Terry and Liz Creel New Orleans LA **
Jon and Susan Crisler Atlanta GA ****
Catherine Donaldson Bluffton SC *
Mike and Evelyn Donatelli New York NY ***
Jim and Kim Eickholz Paducah KY **
Bob and Jodi Eisen Englewood CO *
Gregory and Tracie Espenan Metairie LA *
Peter and Deans Fawcett Columbia SC **
George and Dyan Getz Paradise Valley AZ **
Mike and Marnie Goldberg San Antonio TX *
Reese and Rebecca Hillard Fort Worth TX ***
Wendell and Gayla Hoskins Steele MO *
Fred and Julie Jewell Atlanta GA **
John and Chelle Kelaher Greenville SC *
Keith Ketchman Schaumburg IL ***
Bill and Stephanie Lenchinsky Montclair NJ *
Bill and Mitzi Linginfelter Atlanta GA ****
Angie Lynch Mount Pleasant SC ***
Christopher and Christine Manning Rye NY **
Michael and Lynnleigh Maloney Henrico VA **
Jules and Wendy Marine Newport Beach CA *
Ed and Carla Moreland Dallas TX ***
Bill and Laura Ann Mullins Vienna VA *
Bill and Mary Parsons San Antonio TX **
David and Raney Payne Frisco TX ****
Glen and Sharon Portwood Waxhaw NC *
Charles and Julie Potter Ketchum ID *
Jon Ringquist Los Angeles CA *
Scott and Shelley Ririe Chesterfield MO **
Kevin Bulivant and Mary Rotunno San Francisco CA ***
Richard and Natalie Von Seelen Great Falls VA *
Jon and Cindy Seigle Las Vegas NV *
Timothy and Amy Sullivan San Francisco CA *
Daniel Gerrig and Yehudit Shem-Tov Leesburg VA *
Lyle and Mary Turner Dallas TX *
Kelvin and Melissa White Paducah KY *
Meg Wilson Houston TX ***
Bill and Carol Windham Bossier City LA **
Rick and Allyson Zak Western Springs IL *
Jim and Frances Zook Atlanta GA *
*New Member
**Two Consecutive Years Member
***Three Consecutive Years Member
****Four Consecutive Years Member