Susan Margaret Barrett

Associate Director of Admission


Jackson, MS

BS, Sweet Briar College; JD, University of Mississippi

Gardening and saving plants, photography, exercising, being outside with our 3 rescue dogs and 1 cat, horseback riding, road trips and travel. My favorite activities are with my husband and 3 teenage children. We have gotten into playing board and card games which is always time full of big laughs.

Favorite thing about Millsaps
The campus is so beautiful but it has the sense of it being a family and a community that cares…also there is never a dull moment or conversation being surrounded by really intelligent, interesting people.

Favorite activity in Jackson
The music and culture scene is so rich here in Jackson. Live music was hit pretty hard during the pandemic but artists of all kinds are working to get venues back up and running so it is really fun to feel the energy again. The restaurants in Jackson are really fun, innovative and delicious…options are never lacking and sharing a really great meal and laughs with friends is good for the soul!

Advice for incoming students
Embrace every opportunity and challenge! If you feel out of your comfort zone, lean into it…you have the support of your community and professors. College is the adventure of a lifetime and at Millsaps everyone is rooting for you to make the world your oyster!

Random/fun fact
I was a flight attendant right out of college because I was not sure what I wanted to do next. It was an awesome adventure with some great trips!