Perry Sansing, former assistant to the president and university counsel at Mississippi University for Women, is the new associate general counsel at the University of Mississippi. He also will serve as the chancellor’s special assistant for governmental affairs.
David Sansing, UM professor emeritus of history and author of a book chronicling the history of Ole Miss, is Sansing’s father.
Before joining MUW 14 years ago, Sansing, an Oxford native, served as a partner in two law firms — Adams & Reese and Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, both in Jackson. He was also a law clerk for Chief Judge Charles Clark of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Sansing earned his bachelor’s degree in history and political science and his juris doctorate from UM. His articles have been published in Mississippi Civil Practice and the Mississippi Lawyer.
Sansing is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association, past president of the Council of School Board Attorneys and a former member of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association board of directors. Sansing’s civic involvements include the Mississippi Authority for Educational Television board of directors, Mississippi EdNet Institute board of directors and past president of the Town & Tower Club of Columbus. He and his wife, the former Jeannie Hogan of Clarksdale, have two daughters: Kimberly, a senior at Ole Miss; and Lizzie, a senior in high school.