JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Institution of Higher Learning
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 Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Nominations may be submitted via an online form at http://www.mississippi.edu/ieo/um_constituency_form.asp 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, and that they will not agree with any person to advocate or campaign for the selection of any particular candidate."
The candidates for chancellor will be interviewed during the fall, with campus visits by the preferred candidate to follow.
For more information and to track progress on the presidential search, visit the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning's Web site at www.mississippi.edu and through Twitter @MSPublicUniv and @UM_Search.