|Treasurer||Kelly Brown Houston|
|Scholarship Coordinator||Premalatha Balachandran|
Natcha Knight-Evans serves as the President of Staff Council. In this role, Natcha is serving as the representative for staff members for all campus locations. She is responsible for leading discussions and bringing attention to staff concerns with Staff Council Members and the Chancellor. She organizes all meeting agendas, acts as the official spokesperson for the Council, and makes executive decisions without Council approval when necessary. In addition she will preside over all meetings.
She is the Registration/Records Coordinator for the Office of the Registrar. Her duties include maintaining student records, organize the mailing of freshman students’ progress report, process cancellation and withdrawal forms, and provide customer service to students, parents, faculty, and staff members. She also serves as a liaison between students, faculty and the Provost Office when working on administrative policies.
Natcha received a Bachelor of Art in Political Science, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Masters of Arts in Higher Education/Student Personnel from the University of Mississippi.
Amanda L. Walker serves as the immediate Past President of Staff Council. In this role, she serves as an advisor to the current President. In addition, she assists with the transition of new officers and continues to serve on the Executive Council.
Furthermore, Amanda is beginning her sixth year as the Recruiting Coordinator at The University of Mississippi Career Center and beginning her ninth year at The University. Amanda is responsible for employer activities and a variety of services to students and employers that include on-campus interviews, information sessions, and job postings for both full-time positions and internships. Amanda also supervises the Career Center’s Internship Program, InterNet.
In addition to her university duties, she serves as the Marketing and Technology Director for The Mississippi Association of Colleges and Employers (MACE). Amanda has a true passion for technology and social media. She currently manages the WebPages and Social Medias for the Career Center, Staff Council, and MACE.
Walker received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Masters in Arts in Higher Education/Student Personnel from The University of Mississippi. She is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Higher Education at Delta State University.
Carl Hill, President- Elect
Bio coming soon.
Kristi Boggan, Secretary
Bio coming soon.
Kelly Brown Houston, Treasurer
Bio Coming soon.
Dr. Premalatha Balachandran serves as the Textbook Scholarship Program Administrator of Staff Council’s Staff Textbook scholarship program.
She announces scholarship application deadlines for each semester, process and evaluates all the applications for their eligibility and sends award mail to the recipients. She also coordinates with Ole Miss Book store issuing vouchers, with contractual services handling payments to the bookstore and also with the Department of Financial aid. In addition, she maintains a database of applicants and complete records of accounts to comply with University Auditors office.
Premalatha completed her 10th year of service at National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR), School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi. She joined NCNPR as a Post-doctoral Research associate in 2002. In 2005, she was appointed as an Associate Research Scientist and was promoted to the current position of Research Scientist in 2009. As a Research scientist, Premalatha’s research interests include, discovering of new active drugs from the plants that contribute to human health benefits, especially those that exhibit anti-cancer and immune enhancing properties. In partnership with UMMC-Cancer Institute at Jackson, MS, she search for more effective approaches in cancer therapy that will include both modern medical practices in addition to traditional medicine from various countries like India and China. One of the main focuses of her research deals with the development of new molecular biological screens that target signal transduction pathways known to be involved in the expression of cancer. In overall, her research contributes to the efforts of fighting against life-threatening cancers. Premalatha authored about 30 publications that include research and review articles in high impact journals and also book chapters. She also serves as a reviewer for many journals.
Premalatha received a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry and a Master of Science in Medical Biochemistry from University of Madras, Chennai, India. She also obtained Ph.D in Medical Biochemistry from the same university.