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STATEMENT FROM COMMISSIONER OF HIGHER EDUCATION

3/20/2015 - Jackson, Miss.

“The contract of Dr. Dan Jones, Chancellor of the University of Mississippi, concludes on September 14, 2015 and the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning has not extended the term of that contract. The Board voted today to direct the Commissioner to begin appropriate preparations to conduct a search process for the next Chancellor of the University of Mississippi in accordance with the Board’s policy,” said Dr. Jim Borsig, Commissioner of Higher Education.

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The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning governs the public universities in Mississippi, including Alcorn State University; Delta State University; Jackson State University; Mississippi State University including the Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine; Mississippi University for Women; Mississippi Valley State University; the University of Mississippi including the University of Mississippi Medical Center; and the University of Southern Mississippi.

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