Jason McCormick has been named the new development officer for the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. He began his new position in the Office of University Development July 1, although he is a longtime University of Mississippi staffer.
McCormick is tasked with working to attract private gifts and build relationships to strengthen the Meek School. He received an undergraduate degree in journalism in 2006 and earned a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications this year.
His experience includes eight years as an admissions counselor for UM’s Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services. Because of his efforts to recruit students to the Oxford campus, McCormick has extensive institutional knowledge that will enhance his work.
McCormick has planned and implemented special visit programs for high school and community college students, as well as overseen the Community College Apex Leadership Summit, a leadership camp for community college students from throughout Mississippi. In addition, he has directed the Mississippi/Louisiana regional three-day leadership conference for Phi Theta Kappa, an academic honorary. Serving as the Ole Miss advisor for Phi Theta Kappa alumni also has been one of the many hats he has worn, while also advising students on academic majors, internships, and post-college careers.
McCormick is a true sports fan. For 13 years, he has served as a part-time board operator for high school football and basketball games, Ole Miss basketball and baseball games, and a variety of sports shows. He also can be found working as a broadcast color analyst for local high school and community college athletic events. As an Ole Miss student, he interned with Rebel Sports Marketing.
The new development officer devotes volunteer hours and support to the Oxford Park Commission, More than a Meal, Relay for Life, and the Ole Miss Big Event. McCormick and his wife, Leslie – also an Ole Miss alumna earning a degree in 2007 from the School of Business Administration – are the parents of a son, Lane Henry.
McCormick can be contacted at 662-915-1757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.