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7/7/2015 - Jackson, Miss.

Members of the Board Search Committee leading the search for the next Chancellor of The University of Mississippi will hear from constituency groups in Campus Listening Sessions on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. The discussions will center on the qualities and qualifications stakeholders believe the next institutional executive officer should possess.

The Campus Listening Sessions will be held in the Inn at Ole Miss Ballroom on the Oxford Campus and include a morning session for alumni and an afternoon session for faculty staff and students. These sessions will also be webcast.


  • 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: Alumni
  • 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Students, Faculty and Staff

The University of Mississippi Alumni Association Board of Directors will meet with the Board Search Committee at 9:00 a.m. and the University of Mississippi Foundation Board of Directors will meet with the Board Search Committee at 10:00 a.m. The Campus Search Advisory Committee will have an orientation meeting, beginning at 12:00 p.m., and will be invited to attend all listening sessions. All meetings will be held in the Inn at Ole Miss Ballroom.

"We hope to have strong participation from all segments of the campus community," said UM alumnus Alan Perry, Chair of the UM Board Search Committee. "It is important that the Board Search Committee hears many different voices and viewpoints on what is needed in the next Chancellor."

Additional Listening Sessions will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus in Jackson and on Thursday, August 27, 2015 on the Oxford Campus.

The Board of Trustees invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest, resume/CV, and references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the Board, via email to krisha.creal@rwilliamfunk.com. Additional contact information is available on the search firm's Web site at rwilliamfunk.com. Applicants for the position may apply until September 1, 2015, for best consideration.

For more information and to track progress on the chancellor search, visit the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning's Web site or on Twitter @UM_Search.

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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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