Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College
- Ethel Young Scurlock - Dean of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and Associate Professor of English and African American Studies
Barksdale Honors College Bldg
University, MS 38677
The mission of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College (SMBHC) is to attract a diverse body of high-performing students to The University of Mississippi and provide them a vibrant center of academic excellence to help them become outstanding in their fields and citizen-scholars of their communities and the world. Founded in 1997 through a gift from Jim and Sally Barksdale, the Honors College is designed for highly motivated students who thrive in small classes and seminars that emphasize reading, writing, and discussion.