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5/16/2019 - Jackson, Miss.

Board calls for nominations for Campus Search Advisory Committee

Trustee Hal Parker, President of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, named all Trustees to the Board Search Committee for the University of Mississippi Chancellor Search at the meeting held today in Jackson. Trustee Ford Dye of Oxford will serve as Chair of the Board Search Committee.

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning has issued a call for nominations for members of the University of Mississippi Campus Search Advisory Committee. Representatives from all stakeholder groups, including students, alumni, faculty, staff and the community are needed on the committee.

The deadline for recommendations for members of the Campus Search Advisory Committee is Friday, May 31, 2019. Nominations may be submitted via an online form or by mailing a letter of recommendation to ATTN: UM Campus Search Advisory Committee, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211. Both self-nominations and nominations of fellow members of the UM campus community are encouraged.

Members of the Campus Search Advisory Committee will be asked to attend in-person meetings, participate in conference calls, and review materials through a secure website. Some of the meetings and conference calls will be held before classes resume for the Fall Semester.

According to Board of Trustees Policy 201.0509 D, members must provide assurances that "they have not formed any opinion as to the identity of the particular person that should be selected as the IEO, that they have no personal, professional or other relationship with any person that they understand may be a candidate that would impair their objectivity in fairly considering all candidates, that they will endeavor to remain open to considering all persons that apply in a fair and unbiased manner, that they will not agree with any person to advocate or campaign for the selection of any particular candidate, and that they will not reveal any information about any applicants, before or after the conclusion of the search."

For more information and to track progress on the presidential search, visit the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning's Web site and through Twitter @MSPublicUniv and @UM_Search.

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The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning governs the public universities in Mississippi, including Alcorn State University; Delta State University; Jackson State University; Mississippi State University including the Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine; Mississippi University for Women; Mississippi Valley State University; the University of Mississippi including the University of Mississippi Medical Center; and the University of Southern Mississippi.

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