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Administration and Finance
University of Mississippi

Office of Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance

Steve Holley

Steven G. Holley

Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance

Steven became the University of Mississippi’s vice chancellor for administration and finance in February, 2021.  A native of Wheeler, Mississippi, Steven earned a bachelor’s degree in accountancy and a Master of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi and is a certified public accountant.  He has 25 years of experience spanning positions in large corporate organizations including FedEx and Coca-Cola Enterprises and higher education institutions.  His wife, Leigh, is also a Prentiss County native and an Ole Miss graduate. They have four sons: Alex, Jared, Matthew and Harrison.

John Adrian

Senior Director for Financial Operations

John joined the university in 2016 and has spent over a decade on the business side of educational institutions. He earned his Bachelor and Master of Accountancy degrees from the University of Mississippi and also holds a graduate certificate in Organizational Behavior. John started his career in public accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. He and his wife, Elizabeth, are proud parents of two children and enjoy being members of the Oxford community.

Audrey Floyd

Director of Budget

Audrey has been with the University of Mississippi since 2008 and currently serves as the Director of Budget. She earned her Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi and previously served as the University’s Manager of Payroll. Audrey is an avid runner and enjoys painting, reading, spending time with her family, and taking advantage of the many activities Oxford and Ole Miss have to offer. A native of Louisville, Mississippi, she currently resides in Oxford with her husband and two sons.

Coleman Grimmett

Senior Director for Business Operations

Coleman joined the University of Mississippi in April 2022.  Coleman supports the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance in strategic planning, operational and process improvement, financial modeling and analysis, support for auxiliary units, and a variety of other business activities.  Coleman has 19 years of progressive corporate finance and operations experience in many large and globally recognized companies, including Mueller Industries, Dallas Semiconductor/Maxim Integrated Products, Medtronic, Hillenbrand-Batesville and Glaxo Smith Kline.  Prior to joining Ole Miss, Coleman served as the Business Operations Manager for Mississippi State University at Delta Research and Extension Center.  He is a native of Cleveland, Mississippi where he attended Delta State University and received a B.A. in Management in 1999.  He and his wife, Magge, have two children, Marlee Cole and James Arden.

Andrea Jekabsons

Chief Human Resources Officer

Andrea possesses nearly 30 years of human resources experience.  She is passionate about employee engagement strategies as they have been proven to reduce staff turnover and improve productivity and efficiency.  Work environment and habits, as well as connection and commitment, impact the organizations success as well as student attraction and student retention.  Prior to joining Ole Miss in 2006, Andrea worked in a variety of industries, including healthcare, wireless, and computer engineering.  She is a worksite wellness advocate and recreation enthusiast that enjoys long walks, short runs, exercise programs, camping, and traveling.  A native to California and Humboldt State University graduate, Andrea relocated to Oxford with her husband who is a faculty member with the university and their two children.

Rob Jolly

Director of Contracts Management and Counsel

Rob joined the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance team in 2022.  Rob has been with Ole Miss since 2013, previously serving as Assistant General Counsel and Director of Development.  Prior to joining Ole Miss, Rob was a litigation attorney in private practice as well as a Federal judicial law clerk.  Rob has both his undergraduate and law degrees from Ole Miss.  When not working, Rob enjoys cooking, traveling, spending time outdoors, and cheering on Ole Miss sports.  Rob and his wife Rebecca are the proud parents to two fun and creative boys — Winston and Mac.

Judy Lynn Nesbit

Business Analyst

Judy Lynn has been with the university since 2015.  She earned her Bachelor of Accountancy and Master of Taxation degrees from Mississippi State University and has previously worked in public accounting and the healthcare industry.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading and playing pickleball.

Joy Shideler


Joy joined the University of Mississippi in 2011 and is a native of Taylor, Mississippi. Joy has held various management and supervisory roles throughout her career in higher education financial administration and public accounting, where she specialized in assurance services. Joy earned Bachelor, Master of Accountancy and Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) with an emphasis in Higher Education program from the University of Mississippi. She is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Research Administrator.

Johnette Taylor

Executive Assistant – Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance

Johnette is a long-time employee with the university in an administrative support role in most divisions of campus.  She is a 2013 graduate of Ole Miss with a B.A. Liberal Arts degree.  She is a native of Calhoun County but has called Lafayette County home for most of her adult life.  Johnette is married to David Bowman.  She has two adult children, Justin Killough of Cincinnati, and Shannon Priest of Oxford, both alums of the university.  She also dotes on her grandsons, Rhett and Connor, whenever possible.

Paul Von Riesemann

Business Analyst:  Business Operations

Paul joined the university in August 2023. He holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Regis University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the College of Santa Fe. He has spent his last 22 years with the Colorado State Government, most recently as the Budget Director for the Department of Military Affairs which supports the National Guard Operations. Paul is married to his wife Ina and they have two grown sons: Tanner, who resides in Denver, CO and an Ole Miss Alum, and Trevor of Joplin, MO.  Paul and Ina resided in Denver Colorado for the last 30 years and have recently relocated to the Oxford area and are embracing the southern hospitality and lifestyle. Paul spends much of his free time on his mountain bike, walking his two dogs, and of course snow skiing.

Caitlyn Wakefield

Executive Assistant – Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance

Caitlyn Wakefield joined the University of Mississippi in May 2022. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management from Ole Miss in 2012. She has worked in an administrative support role for over eight years in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center organization.  Most recently she worked as a program manager for the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network. She and her husband, Colby Wakefield, also an Ole Miss graduate, relocated from Nashville to Oxford in the spring of ‘22. They are looking forward to raising their two daughters, McClain and Madeline, in a town and community they hold so dear to their hearts.