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Protests build against decision to fire Ole Miss chancellor

No contract renewal for UM Chancellor Dan Jones.

No contract renewal for UM Chancellor Dan Jones.

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.

 

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