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IHL names advisory committee in Ole Miss Chancellor search

The search process is underway for the new Ole Miss Chancellor. The board of trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning has selected 39 members, representing a cross-section of the University of Mississippi campus community, to serve on the Campus Search Advisory Committee. Dr. Charles Hussey, Alumnus, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and alumna Robyn Tannehill, Mayor of Oxford, will serve as Co-Chairs of the Committee.

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This comes eight months after former Chancellor Jeffery Vitter stepped down from the position. Vitter was named to the position in 2016 following the messy departure of former Chancellor Dan Jones. Vitter never provided a reason for his departure and instead said he would remain on staff as a faculty member.

The committee will meet on Friday, June 14, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. in Salon A-B of the Ballroom at the Inn at Ole Miss to discuss the Chancellor search. An Executive Session may be held in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.

  • Dr. Charles Hussey, Co-Chair, Alumnus, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Robyn Tannehill, Co-Chair, Alumna, Mayor of Oxford
  • Gregory Alston, Alumnus, Ole Miss Student Body President, IHL Student Body Presidents Council President, Ole Miss Law Student Body President, Ole Miss Law Business Law Network C.E.O., Oxford
  • Brady Bramlett, Alumnus, Assistant Director of Development, Ole Miss Athletics Foundation
  • Dr. Katrina Caldwell, Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Community Engagement and Instructional Professor of Higher Education
  • Leon Collins, Alumnus, National Alumni Association President, MINACT, Inc. CEO; former Adjutant General of Mississippi serving as the Commanding General of both the Mississippi Army and Air National Guard.
  • Ben Craddock, Alumnus, President, What A Combo, Inc., Jackson
  • Dr. Carole Haney, Alumna, Attorney, Chairperson, Baddour Center Board of Trustees
  • Bill Gates, Alumnus, Executive Committee of the Business School Advisory Board Member, Businessman, Memphis
  • Gazel Giles, Alumna, Coordinator of Outreach Programs, Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
  • Andrew Herren, Graduate Student Council President
  • Blake Johns, UMMC Student Body President
  • Robert Lampton, Alumnus, President of Supply & Distribution Division; Ergon Terminalling, Inc.; Ergon Trucking; Ergon Marine & Industrial Supply; and Ergon Real Estate, Jackson
  • Sam Lane, Alumnus, Senior VP/Client Development, First Commercial Bank, Jackson
  • Bruce Levingston, Chancellor’s Honors College Artist-in-Residence and Holder of the Lester Glenn Fant Chair, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College
  • Don Martin, Alumnus, President of UM Business School Advisory Council, Retired Executive of Fortune 500 Company, Oxford
  • Barron Mayfield, UM Associated Student Body President
  • Dr. Tyrus McCarty, Alumnus, Assistant Dean for Special Initiatives in the School of Engineering, Assistant Chair and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Acting Chair of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bob McEwan, Alumnus, Managing Director of Fixed Income Capital Market of Raymond James, Inc., Memphis
  • Jesse Mitchell, III, Alumnus, Past President, University of Mississippi M-Club, Founding Partner, The Mitchell Firm, Ridgeland
  • Markeeva Morgan, Alumnus, Board Member, University of Mississippi Foundation, Avionics, GN&C, and Software Senior Manager, Boeing, Madison, Ala.
  • Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Professor of English and Creative Writing
  • Dr. Brice Noonan, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Dr. Charles O’Mara, Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Charlotte Parks, Vice Chancellor for Development
  • Crymes Pittman, Alumnus, Attorney, Pittman, Roberts & Welsh, P.L.L.C., Jackson
  • Dr. David Rock, Dean of the School of Education and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Peter Ross, Alumnus, Board of Governors for Ole Miss Athletics, Former UM Alumni Board of Directors, Pharmacist, Oxford
  • Ron Rychlak, Professor of Law and Jamie L. Whitten Chair of Law and Government
  • Nancy Maria Balach Schuesselin, Associate Professor of Music
  • Dr. Patrick Smith, Alumnus, Chief Faculty Affairs Officer, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, School of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Blake Tartt, III, Alumnus, Real Estate Investor, Houston, Texas and Oxford
  • Todd Wade, Alumnus, Retired National Football League Player, Real Estate Investor, Oxford
  • Marie Wicks, Alumna, Miss Mississippi 2012, Attorney, Long Beach
  • Dr. Mark Wilder, Dean and KPMG Chair of Accountancy in the Patterson School of Accountancy
  • Dr. Noel Wilkin, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Professor of Pharmacy Administration and Research Professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Charlie Williams, Alumnus, Former President, M-Club Alumni Association, Former Member, Mississippi House of Representatives, Former Chief of Staff to Governor Haley Barbour
  • Dr. John Winkle, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College
  • Dr. LouAnn Woodward, Alumna, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center

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