Board to accept chancellor's request to retire

Jackson, MS – Following University of Mississippi Chancellor Robert C. Khayat’s announcement of retirement on June 30, 2009,  President of the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning Amy Whitten said, “Dr. Khayat has served the University of Mississippi and the State of Mississippi with distinction. His accomplishments during his tenure have been exceptional, and he will be truly missed.”
“Robert Khayat is one of the most effective university leaders I have ever known,” said Interim Commissioner of Higher Education Aubrey K. Lucas. “He has made a transforming difference at his alma mater. We wish him much happiness in his well deserved retirement.”

The Board is expected to accept Khayat’s retirement request and to discuss the institutional transition during its upcoming Board meeting on Jan. 15, 2009.