JACKSON — The College Board is naming former Holmes County Community College President Glenn Boyce as permanent higher education commissioner.
The board announced Boyce Friday after choosing Boyce in executive session Thursday.
Boyce has been serving as associate commissioner for academic affairs since June. Before that, he had served as president of Holmes Community College since 2005.
The board had named Mississippi University for Women President Jim Borsig as commissioner, but Borsig said April 9 that he wanted to remain as leader of the Columbus university instead.
The quick vote means four outgoing trustees got to participate in the choice, instead of four new members named by Gov. Phil Bryant who will join the 12-member board next month
Hank Bounds, commissioner since 2009, left to become president of the University of Nebraska