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Bower Foundation supports Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones

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Dan Jones

The Bower Foundation is in support of Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones. The Bower Foundation CEO, Anne Travis, said their organization has invested over $9 million during Jones’ tenure. The money has backed up the mission of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) to provide medical care to all Mississippians and a health and wellness program at Ole Miss.

“The Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) decision to not renew Chancellor Jones’ contract is a step backwards for Ole Miss and UMMC,” said Travis. “The Bower Foundation encourages the IHL to reconsider this decision and to maintain the existing outstanding management teams on both campuses.”

The Bower Foundation works on the development of strategies to improve Mississippians’ health. Children are of high interest in their strengthening of healthy lifestyles throughout the state. To learn more about The Bower Foundation, please visit BowerFoundation.org.


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Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.


  1. Need new blood….at least start on a new good ole boy gang so all can share limelight

  2. I agree….new blood! it would be nice to see the difference between the ole Miss donations and the University of Mississippi donations since his tenure when it started at University of Mississippi Medical Center—also since the new office of development was Implemented at ummc under University of Mississippi foundation in 2014.

  3. most of these young kids that rally for Ole Miss are not tax payers and do not contribute largely to the tax base system,have not contributed to the workforce system long enough to make a determination, and they are on one side of the fence and do not understand the logistics of how things work at UMMC. in fact, most “adults” do not understand the logistics of how things work at UMMC.

  4. Are donors donating for the cause from their heart or to a person to get something in return? It saddened me when donors threatened to pull out just because of one man. So, was their donation from their heart for the cause????? The power plays are so prideful!

  5. Ole miss existed long before the big donors and it will exist long beyond their lifetime.

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