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Ole Miss Law School Hires McCullouch as Associate Dean

Louisville native brings three decades of experience in corporate and civic causes

By: Jenny Kate Luster, Ole Miss News Desk

John McCullouch Photo Courtesy of University Communications
John McCullouch
Photo Courtesy of University Communications

The University of Mississippi School of Law has hired John McCullouch as its associate dean for outreach, putting him in charge of the school’s placement, recruiting and outreach efforts in the Jackson metro area.

McCullouch, a Louisville native, previously had a 28-year career with BellSouth, ultimately serving as state general counsel and then as president of the company’s operations.

“John was the perfect person for the job,” said Richard Gershon, dean of the law school. “He is a respected leader who has a great connection to the Jackson metro area. More importantly, he is a wonderful person who contributed more hours than any other lawyer to our Pro Bono Initiative. We are truly lucky to have him as a part of our team.”

McCullouch comes to the law school with a lifetime of distinguished work. He has been inducted into the Mississippi Business Hall of Fame and has served as past president or chairman of the Hinds County Bar Association, the University of Mississippi Law Alumni Association, the Mississippi Corporate Counsel Association, the Mississippi Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Mississippi Bar Foundation.

He has held numerous leadership positions, including terms as chairman of the Mississippi Economic Council, president of the Mississippi World Trade Center, president of the Downtown Jackson Rotary Club, founding chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mississippi, member of the board of directors of Stewpot Community Services and chairman of the TelecomPioneers, an industry related volunteer organization with more than 600,000 members and chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada.

McCullouch is a graduate of the Ole Miss law school and holds a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University. In law school, he was student body president and received the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award. Before law school, he served two years in U.S. Army as a personnel specialist assigned to the Pentagon.

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