Associate Dean of Students
Valeria Beasley Ross has been a part of the University of Mississippi community as a student, alumna, and staff member for more than twenty years. She currently serves as the Associate Dean of Students. Prior to this position, Valeria served in several other roles and capacities in the Office of Dean of Students. Most recently she served as Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs and Volunteer Services. Her educational achievement includes a Bachelor of Social Science, a Bachelor of Public Administration, and a Master of Social Science with a minor in African American Studies all from the University of Mississippi. She is on track to complete her doctoral degree in higher education from The University of Mississippi in the 2015 Fall Semester. Valeria’s research interests include persistence and retention models for student communities; student crisis response, bias response, university crisis response, customer service, cultural competence, civic engagement, social justice, and matters related to gender and the intersection of race and gender. Valeria is additionally an alumnae member of the AmeriCorps Organization, and she has completed certification for NASPA's Mid Manager's Institute and Encore's Cultural Competence Training.
Jenell Bukky Lanski
Coordinator of Greek Affairs
Jenell Bukky Lanski is a Coordinator of Greek Affairs in the Office of Dean of Students at the University of Mississippi. She directly advises the InterFraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council. She earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Human Development from California State University, San Bernardino and a Master of Science in Education, concentration in Higher Education, from California State University, Fullerton. Jenell brings experience as a two year consultant for her Panhellenic sorority, alumnae recruitment advisor, alumnae association president, and most recently as the Assistant Coordinator for Greek Life at California State University, Fullerton as the direct advisor to the Multi-Cultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA), and the Order of Omega Honor Society.