Counseling Center

University of Mississippi


The staff at the University Counseling Center believe in the dignity and individual self worth of each person. To that end we respect, nurture and honor diversity in all those we work with and serve.

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Quinton “Bud” Edwards, Jr., Director

Quinton “Bud” Edwards, Jr. is the  Director of the Counseling Center.



Shelia Goolsby

Shelia Goolsby received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mississippi, with a major in Psychology and minor in English.  At the Counseling Center she assists the director with the day-to-day operations of running the Center, and provides interface with the employees, students, and parents who are seeking psychological assistance.  Shelia is also responsible for the development and implementation of the summer program for the children of the Water Valley Housing Authority. Before coming to the Counseling Center, Shelia was a sales director with Mary Kay Cosmetics, a property manager, and the volunteer coordinator for a local crisis center. Shelia has lived in the Oxford and Ole Miss community for 48 years.  She has been happily married to Paul for more than 28 years.  She and Paul are the proud parents of two adult children, Chase and Tyler; and grandparents, to three granddaughters, Lani, Madelyn, and Augusta Kate. Shelia enjoys working with children, the elderly, gardening, antiquing, and remodeling in her spare time.   She also enjoys attending baseball games with her family.

BillyBilly Meyers

Billy Meyers is a licensed professional counselor and national certified counselor who joined the staff at the Counseling Center in the summer of 2013.  He received his B.S. in psychology from Virginia Tech in 1993 and his M.Ed. in counseling with a focus on marriage and family therapy from the College of William and Mary in 2002.    Prior to coming to Ole Miss, Billy worked at the University of Kentucky’s Department of Outpatient Psychiatry providing therapy to university students, faculty and staff as well as individuals from the community.  He has worked across the Southeast providing therapy to individuals, families, couples and groups in outpatient and inpatient settings.  He has an interest in helping people move beyond the symptoms of depression and anxiety and has training in the specialty area of clinical hypnosis.

Billy is married to Maureen Meyers and they have two wonderful children together.  He enjoys vegetable gardening and loves to pick and sing bluegrass music.


DeanDean Worsham

Dean is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and National Certified Counselor. He currently sits on the Mississippi Board of Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapist. Dean also leads the “Just One Breath” meditation group held at UM Counseling Center.


KeishaKeysha Thomas, Ph.D., LPC

Keysha is a staff counselor at the University Counseling Center.  She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Delta State University in 2004 and her Master of Education and Doctor of Philosophy degree from The University of Mississippi.  Keysha has worked with individuals in various developmental stages, ranging from children, to teenagers, to young adults, to older individuals.  Some of Keysha’s interests include working with multicultural issues, substance abuse issues, and student retention.  In her spare time, Keysha enjoys reading suspense novels, watching television, and visiting with friends and family.




Graduate Students and Volunteers

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