Ole Miss Student Union

The University of Mississippi


Bradley Baker

E-mail: tbbaker@olemiss.edu

Originally from Olive Branch, Bradley graduated from The University of Mississippi in May 2005. After completing his undergraduate work, Bradley began working with the Ole Miss Student Union (formerly the Department of Campus Programming) in June of 2005. He completed his master’s degree in higher education-student personnel in May 2010. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Education at Ole Miss.. Bradley has been director of the Ole Miss Student Union since July 2011. Bradley serves as the Executive Director of the Miss University Scholarship Pageant in which he has worked closely with over the past 13 years. While judging many local preliminaries and beauty reviews, he also serves as the president of the Miss Mississippi Local Pageant Directors Association. When not working, he enjoys spending time with family and friends and being outdoors. He is married to Ashley Smith Baker, and they have one son, Thomas, and four dogs.

Ryan Hamill
Graduate Assistant – Facilities
E-mail: rthamill@go.olemiss.edu

Ryan is from Tyrone, GA, and recently completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Mississippi. He earned a bachelor of arts in Biochemistry and a minor in Biology.  He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in higher education/student personnel at the University. During his time as an undergraduate at the university, Ryan was very involved with campus including a Student ambassador and Orientation Leader for two years. Ryan enjoys watching Jeopardy and participates in as many intramural sports as he can.

Jordain Lang
Graduate Assistant – Student Activities
E-mail: jlang@go.olemiss.edu

Jordain Lang is from Jackson, MS. Prior to joining the Ole Miss family, she received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and minor in higher education administration from The University of Southern Mississippi in May 2017. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in higher education/student personnel. She brings experience stemming from her various roles in new student and retention programs, student involvement, and campus recreation.

Gail Merritt
Senior Secretary
E-mail: gmerritt@olemiss.edu

Gail joined our staff in January 2012. She has been a resident of Oxford since 1997, and is a former employee who worked in both Choral Activities and Athletics before attending Ole Miss where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. She also has an A. A. S. degree from Hinds Community College. She has a daughter who is a junior here and a son that is attending Northwest Community College. Gail enjoys reading, attending plays and concerts, listening to music and spending time with her kids when she is away from the office.


Coordinator of Student Activities



Pam Smith
Administrative Coordinator –
Union Reservations
E-mail: pamsmith@olemiss.edu

Pam Smith was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She has lived in Oxford since 1985 and has been with the University of Mississippi since 2006. Pam worked in the UM Box Office and recently moved to the Ole Miss Student Union office, processing reservations for the campus. She was a business owner of LaNelle’s Bridal and Classic Formalwear. Her diverse background in travel and focus on people have led her to a number of leadership roles and opportunities. She enjoys spending time with family, friends and animals, and her hobbies include painting and shopping.