Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District recently selected Vicksburg native, Patricia Hemphill, as the Deputy for Programs and Project Management (DPM). This is the highest civilian position within the Vicksburg District.
Hemphill will serve as the senior advisor to the District Commander and management staff and provide leadership in establishing and maintaining effective management processes. She will exercise executive leadership and decision-making authority to plan and accomplish the civil works programs and operations and maintenance projects covering the District’s 68,000 square miles in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
She previously served as the assistant to the DPM and led long-range planning and management of the civil works programs and operations and maintenance projects. She ensured successful budget execution and established and maintained effective management processes of the civil works programs and operations and maintenance projects.
Hemphill’s education and training for this position include being a 2011 Senior Fellow, Excellence in Government Partnership for Public Service, attending Harvard University’s JFK School of Government at Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Army Management Staff College at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. She received a degree in Sustaining Base Leadership Management Program, and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State University.
Hemphill is a registered professional engineer in the State of Mississippi and earned the Corps’ project management level one certification. She is a member of the Society of Military Engineers and serves on Mississippi State University’s Bagley College of Engineering Board of Diversity. She also serves on Jackson State University’s College of Engineering Advisory Council.
Her awards include the District’s 2012 Outstanding Achievement in Equal Opportunity, the District’s 2011 Employee of the Year; Women of Color Science Technology Engineering and Math Award; Modern Day Technology Leader, Black Engineer Science and Technology Awards; 2010 Mississippi 50 Leading Business Women; and the Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service Award and Achievement Medal for Civilian Service.
Hemphill is a native of Vicksburg and is a graduate of Warren Central High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State University. She is married to Glenn Hemphill, also a Vicksburg native.
Release no. 14-002