JACKSON — Supporters of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones continue to push for the College Board to reverse itself and extend Jones’ contract.
The moves come as the board plans a 4 p.m. meeting Monday in Jackson.
Prominent Ole Miss names including former chancellor Robert Khayat and former star quarterback and major donor Archie Manning are assailing the 9-2 vote Friday to not extend Jones’ contract past September. The board lost faith in Jones over the course of a critical examination of contracting and management practices at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
The Ole Miss Faculty Senate has drafted a resolution expressing its “utmost confidence” in Jones and calling for him to be retained. The senate is scheduled to vote Tuesday. Students are planning a protest Wednesday.