WCET's 28th Annual Meeting

Director, Department of State Authorization, Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
The University of Mississippi Medical Center
Kenneth “Kenny” Heard, III, J.D. (Academic Affairs ) follows in the footsteps of his grandfather, Dr. Kenneth Heard, M.D. (Professor), and his father, Kenneth Heard, Jr., CT (Assistant Professor), as members of the academic personnel at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Heard graduated B.A. Biology from University of Mississippi in 1998 and was awarded J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law in 2006. After a successful term in private practice, Heard answered his calling to serve in one of Mississippi’s great academic institutions, working at the intersection between health sciences education and regulatory law. He currently serves as director of the Department of State Authorizations, along with multiple board and committee memberships directed at supporting UMMC’s academic mission; to improve the health and well-being of patients and the community through excellent training for health care professionals, engagement in innovative research, and the delivery of state-of-the-art health care.