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Michael Upton

Michael Upton has joined The University of Mississippi as a development officer for the University Libraries. A Tupelo native and Ole Miss alum, Upton is responsible for securing financial support benefiting the university libraries.

“Michael’s professional experience and his experience both as an undergraduate and as a graduate student here at the university have given him an excellent background for this position,” said Dean of Libraries Julia Rholes. “He clearly understands the importance of the library to the university community and the very real needs that our library has. We’re delighted to have him.”

Before joining the Ole Miss family, Upton served as an advertising sales executive for the Itawamba County Times in Fulton, Miss., and worked as an instructor at Itawamba Community College. Upton holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in history from The University of Mississippi.

“We’re excited to have Michael working full time to help ensure we have the up-to-date resources and facilities that are so important to our students and faculty,” said Ted J. Smith, assistant director of university development. “Michael is committed to this institution and has already proven himself to be a valuable member of our team.”

Upton is a member of the Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and is active in the Ole Miss Rotary Club.