Sheila Dossett Named Interim Executive Director of Alumni Affairs

OXFORD, Miss. (Press Release) -– Sheila Dossett has been appointed interim executive director of alumni affairs at the University of Mississippi, effective March 2. Tim Walsh, who has been executive director since 2008, retires March 1.

Dossett is senior associate director of alumni affairs and director of alumni activities for the schools of Applied Sciences and Education. A member of the alumni affairs staff since 2001, she joined the university staff as an advancement associate for the School of Applied Sciences.

Dossett also serves as adviser for the Student Alumni Council, a leadership organization sponsored by the Ole Miss Alumni Association that is open to all UM students.

“It was my pleasure to learn recently that Sheila Dossett was appointed the interim executive director,” said Trentice Imbler, Alumni Association president. “This comes as no surprise. I know that she has earned the respect of her peers, and I look forward to working with her in this position. Sheila is an Ole Miss Rebel.”

Dossett brings 14 years of experience to continue the association’s progress, Imbler said.

“While I’m sad to see him go, Tim is leaving the association in good shape,” Dossett said. “I’m confident our experienced staff is well-prepared to take care of the needs of our alumni during this time of transition.”

Walsh has accepted a position as assistant vice president for alumni affairs at the University of Florida.

Dossett said she will work to continue the growth in Alumni Association membership as well as active participation of alumni, friends and students in all the association’s activities.
“The 2015 Rebel Road Trip is coming up, along with a summer full of club meetings and travel opportunities,” Dossett said. “We’re looking forward to large turnouts and the chance to visit with our alumni across the country.”

A Jackson native, Dossett received her bachelor’s degree in education from Ole Miss in 1975.

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