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Source: Bryant has offered Glenn McCullough MDA job

By JACK WEATHERLY Glenn L. McCullough Jr., former mayor of Tupelo and chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority board, has been offered the job as the next executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority, according to a source familiar with the situation. McCullough said in a telephone interview with the Mississippi Business Journal  Thursday afternoon that “the MDA […] [...]

MDA’s Brent Christensen leaving for Greensboro (N.C.) Partnership

By JACK WEATHERLY Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Brent Chistensen is leaving the post he has held for three years to become president and chief executive of the Greensboro (N.C.) Partnership. During Christensen’s tenure, more than 17,000 jobs were created and more than $2.43 billion incorporate investment was made, according to an MDA release. A […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS — Just how long can Dan stand?

Mississippi’s Board of Trustees for the Institutions of Higher Learning, IHL, wants all of the Dan Jones hullabaloo to blow over. They are hoping spring will take its natural course on those protesting Ole Miss student bodies. Then the IHL Board can get back to operating in their usual anonymity where they are much safer. […] [...]

Analysis: Closed meetings can feed false public impressions

BY: JEFF AMY JACKSON — One lesson of the Dan Jones fiasco? While government boards in Mississippi can legally meet behind closed doors to discuss many issues, the public can be left dumbfounded when a board takes a major action that it’s never before discussed in an open meeting. College Board trustees held repeated discussions […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD: Dan Jones not the angel he is portrayed to be

“It was pride that changed angels into devils,” taught Saint Augustine.   Media reports on the controversy between Dr. Dan Jones, Chancellor of the University of Mississippi, and the IHL Board of Trustees have painted Dr. Jones as an angel and board members as devils. That is not a fair characterization. Good people serve on […] [...]

Ole Miss chancellor: Talks continue over job status

JACKSON — University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones says he remains in talks over his job status, but he doesn’t expect an agreement Friday, despite trustees calling a meeting to discuss the situation. Jones, chancellor at Ole Miss since 2009, said he met face-to-face with Higher Education Commissioner Jim Borsig on Wednesday and Thursday. But he […] [...]

The Dan Jones-IHL saga: Is this the story that started it all?

In 2011, the Mississippi Business Journal published a story about Democratic strategist Jere Nash sending an email to Delta Council executive vice president Chip Morgan. In the email, which was included in the court file of James Hahn’s lawsuit against the Delta Health Alliance, Nash discusses ways to bring some combination of public and social embarrassment to former […] [...]

Dan Jones rejects IHL offer, won’t publicly apologize

According to published reports, Dan Jones has rejected a two-year deal from the IHL to return to the University of Mississippi as its chancellor, because the deal would have required him to publicly apologize to the board. In a report by the Clarion Ledger, Jones has reportedly counter-offered that he would accept the two-year offer and […] [...]

BREAKING NEWS: Trustees offer new deal to Ole Miss chancellor Dan Jones

»» UPDATED — Dan Jones rejects IHL offer, won’t publicly apologize   JACKSON — Mississippi’s College Board is preparing to offer a two-year contract extension to the University of Mississippi chancellor whom they had previously refused to retain, individuals with knowledge of the negotiations said Thursday. Discussions to fine-tune the agreement with Chancellor Dan Jones were ongoing, […] [...]

Lawmakers: Time to raze IHL

JACKSON — Some state lawmakers said Tuesday that Mississippi needs separate boards to govern each of its eight public universities, citing a controversial decision by the College Board to dismiss University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones. Officials at the University of Mississippi Medical Center defended their conduct, meanwhile, and Ole Miss faculty members called for […] [...]

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