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Dan Jones out as Ole Miss chancellor when contract expires Sept. 14

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones did not have his contact renewed by the state college board, Jones confirmed to the Daily Journal on Friday. He will continue to work until his current agreement expires on Sept. 14. A letter from Jones to the university community will be placed on the UM website, olemiss.edu, later ...

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Bounds, Ross make short list for next University of Nebraska president

JACKSON — The University of Nebraska’s presidential search committee has named four finalists to replace former President J.B. Milliken, and they include two men who have played prominent roles in Mississippi’s institutions of higher learning. The finalists announced today are Hank Bounds, Mississippi’s commissioner for higher education; George Ross, current president of Central Michigan University and former president of Alcorn ...

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USM reports $10M-plus in savings from energy-efficiency efforts

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi has undertaken significant changes in energy consumption and efficiency that have resulted in a savings of more than $10 million since 2009, according to USM. Facilities across the Hattiesburg campus — including those designated for academics, athletics, residence life and dining — continue to be examined to determine amounts of energy used, cost, ...

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Valley State decides to buy, not rent, modular housing

ITTA BENA — Mississippi Valley State University now plans to buy modular housing units, rather than lease them. The College Board approved the purchase plan. It had earlier approved a lease plan. Higher Education Chancellor Hank Bounds told the College Board that Valley will save money by purchasing because it will be able to resell the units when it’s done ...

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Jackson State looking to buy apartments to house students

JACKSON — Jackson State University wants to buy a 444-bed apartment complex adjoining its campus. The College Board today voted to move toward leasing the Palisades apartment complex while keeping open options to buy it. The board gave Higher Education Chancellor Hank Bounds and board Finance Committee Chairman Ed Perry the power to work out a deal and report back. ...

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College Board to ask lawmakers for 10-plus percent budget increase

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The College Board has voted to seek an additional $76.3 million in state funding for Mississippi’s eight public universities when the Legislature gathers next year to write the 2016 budget. That’s a 10.2 percent increase over the funding they will receive in the 2015 budget year. In the last two budgeting cycles, universities have asked for smaller ...

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End of an era — Patterson retiring from BancorpSouth board

One of Mississippi’s iconic bankers is finally calling it quits after more than 40 years of service. Aubrey Patterson, chairman of the board of directors of BancorpSouth Inc. will retire upon the expiration of his current term. Patterson will serve as a chairman emeritus following the expiration of his term. Patterson served BancorpSouth as president and COO from 1983 to ...

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Rankin chosen as new president of Alcorn State

LORMAN — The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning has chosen Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr. as president of Alcorn State University. “I am humbled and honored that the Board of Trustees has selected me to lead Alcorn State University,” said Rankins. “I look forward to working with the ASU family to build a university that is a ...

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Listening sessions scheduled as board looks for new ASU president

LORMAN — Members of the Board Search Committee appointed by College Board president Aubrey Patterson to lead the search for the next president of Alcorn State University will hear from constituency groups in Campus Listening Sessions Feb. 19. The discussions will center on the qualities and qualifications stakeholders believe the next institutional executive officer should possess. The Campus Listening Sessions ...

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Owens passes IHL gavel to Patterson

Former banker Aubrey Patterson is now the president of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. Bob Owens passed the gavel to Patterson at a recent board meeting held in Jackson. Patterson will officially take office on Feb. 1. “I look forward to continuing to work toward our goal of increasing educational attainment in Mississippi with my ...

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