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College Board names Ole Miss provost, Morris Stocks, as interim leader

University of Virginia president Teresa A. Sullivan, left, who gave the commencement address, and University of Mississippi chancellor Dan Jones laugh at the University of Mississippi graduation ceremony at the C.M. "Tad" Smith Coliseum in Oxford, Miss. on Saturday, May 9, 2015.   (Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle)

JACKSON — The College Board has named University of Mississippi Provost Morris Stocks to lead the university on an interim basis beginning June 15. After the board refused to renew his contract, Chancellor Dan Jones wasn’t scheduled to step down until Sept. 15. But Jones says he will take leave beginning June 15, and Stocks will assume his authority then. ...

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Bryant nominates Columbus periodontist to College Board

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday nominated a periodontist from north Mississippi to serve on the 12-member state College Board. Dr. John W. Starr Jr., 57, lives in Columbus and has offices there and in Starkville. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Bryant chose Starr for a nine-year term that ...

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College Board names Glenn Boyce as higher education chief

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 ...

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DAN JONES FALLOUT — Borsig says no thanks to leading 8 Mississippi universities

JACKSON — Acting state Commissioner of Higher Education Jim Borsig said there’s no connection between his decision to step away from the job and tumultuous talks he led about the University of Mississippi chancellor’s contract. Borsig announced Thursday that he wants to remain president of Mississippi University for Women rather than lead the state’s system of eight public universities. He has ...

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College Board could discuss new higher education leader

JACKSON — Mississippi could get a new leader of its higher education system soon. The College Board is scheduled to meet Thursday afternoon to discuss personnel issues. Board President Aubrey Patterson of Tupelo wouldn’t say Wednesday whether the board will discuss a successor Thursday to Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds. Under a 2013 board policy, members can choose a new ...

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Fitch awards solid AA to IHL borrowing

The candidate selected to replace the departing Hank Bounds as Mississippi’s commissioner of higher education will inherit a sound and stable borrower profile for the State Institutions of Higher Learning. In a Jan. 13 ratings report, Fitch Ratings Service maintained the AA rating on a new issuance of revenue bonds the IHL expects to sell the week of Jan. 26.  ...

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DAVID DALLAS — Mississippi needs one university

Football season is here and what better time to consider consolidating our public universities in Mississippi as we strive for that coveted spot in the BCS national championship. After all, what is the value of higher education if alums can only brag about Rhodes Scholars. While school consolidation in many ways has proven detrimental to our primary and secondary school ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Recurrent national searches suggest management problems

Organizations that regularly announce “national searches” to replace CEOs tend to have internal management problems. High performing organizations tend to promote from within.   Consider our universities. The IHL Board has long been the king of national searches, with mixed results.  Community colleges, on the other hand, are noted for promotion from within, with generally good results.   The major ...

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