Friday, April 3, 2015

College Board issues statement on Dan Jones contract

The IHL Board of Trustees released this letter regarding the non-renewal of the contract of Ole Miss Chancellor Dr. Dan Jones.




Earlier post with copy of audit

54 comments:

Anonymous said...

If Jones has any class and cared about Ole Miss,he would accepted this like a man to start with.

Anonymous said...

Does the board not get it? Our football team is on the rise. Baseball just went to the world series, and basketball to the big dance. Seriously, are they going to put compliance with a few pesky state laws for management of public funds above our unprecedented athletic success?

Anonymous said...

It is over. The full-court press PR campaign was planned, not spontaneous.

toejangle said...

To 7:44am
I thought this was an educational institution not a sports academy

Anonymous said...

They could have put him in the "vault" with Colonel Reb.

Anonymous said...

He should have been gone the day the IHL board received the report. an interim Chancellor should be appointed until a replacement is found so that our university can move ahead as an institution of higher learning not a farm team for professional sports.

Anonymous said...

The threat of legislation dissolving the IHL needs to go away. Each school should not be allowed to decide what programs they do or don't have. Allowing each schools to make their own decisions re programs is just bad for the state's tax dollars.

I could imagine it right now... MSU's own law school, Ole Miss' School of Architecture, Delta State's Medical School and USM's pilot school.

Anonymous said...

The list of grievances would easily apply to any audit of any IHL in the State. No government and few private institutions could withstand that kind of nitpicking.

That is why other school alums have joined in the support.

This is a clear message, " Do what we say on all matters, whether it's catering to us, our friends or playing politics our way, or you are gone".

I'm beginning to wonder if any of the IHL members have interests and/or connections with UMMCs competitors and to what institution they want to " give" UMMC?

This whole thing has a very bad odor.

And, by the way, I'm not an alum of a Mississippi Institute of Higher Learning.

Anonymous said...

Our men's golf team is doing pretty well also.

Anonymous said...

Can we all agree that Dan was the MOST liberal Chancellor Ole Miss has ever had?

Anonymous said...

BRING BACK COLONEL REB!!!! DONT LET THIS BASTARD TRY TO MEDDLE WITH OUR HISTORY!!!!

Anonymous said...

Employer-Employee Relationships 101
Don't bark in your boss' face.

Anonymous said...

@8:49 Didn't you realize that it's all about the outside image at Ole Miss. Who cares about pesky rules and academics.

Anonymous said...

Politicians win. Nobody is surprised.

Anonymous said...

And the South will
Rise again!

Anonymous said...

6:57am
You are right. Scorched earth tactics are not done when you have respect for an institution.
So is the black bear gonna be put down?
Bears are for California teams not an emblem of the Deep South.
Maybe Colonel Reb will rise again?

Anonymous said...

9:19 "Each school should not be allowed to decide what programs they do or don't have."

I'm pretty sure the Legislature would have to be involved, no? How ya gonna have a law school if there's no appropriations for it?

Anonymous said...

Lynn Fitch for Ole Miss Chancellor! She would do a great job!

Anonymous said...

bye bye dan....please take louann with you

Anonymous said...

4/1 odds that Haley is the next chancellor.

Anonymous said...

no doubt haley'll be pickin' the next one but i'm thinking it might be barry cannada if he's still interested....can't get more in-the-family than ButlerSnow

Anonymous said...

According to the Clarion Ledger, the State Auditor Stacy Pickering investigated Mr. Dan Jones for handing out "NO BID CONTRACTS" at UMMC; and this is what lead to Dr. Jones firing!!!!!!!!!!

SIMPLE QUESTION?????? Dose the State Auditor Stacy Pickering go after people he "DOES NOT LIKE" and let the people go that he "DOES LIKE"????

Where is the committee the "GOVERNOR" appointed to look into all this????

Anonymous said...

With Haley in the job the University wouldn't need a mascot.

Anonymous said...

um could follow footsteps of the school down south and hire a federal bureaucrat.

Anonymous said...

Jones attempted to move Ole Miss into the 21st century, and like many things in Mississippi, we balk at any type of progress.

Anonymous said...

Haley doesn't want it and Lynn Fitch does. She is going around telling friends the wants to be considered!
Maybe Daddy will but that for her too???

Anonymous said...

Fitch is better than Obama Jones.Plus lack of interal controls is audit talk for ability to steal,

Anonymous said...

Hank Bounds is on deck.

Anonymous said...

Who will be the next vice chancellor? It'll be great to get a real search and someone with academic credentials.

Anonymous said...

"It is over. The full-court press PR campaign was planned, not spontaneous."

Whose - the IHL's? Or Dan's?

Anonymous said...

Hank Bounds is at Nebraska. Returning to become chancellor of Ole Miss is a huge step down.

Anonymous said...

We need a Chancellor who has degrees and work experience outside our university system as a means of getting some fresh ideas and reduce the "good old boy" mentality of our Ole Miss where my frat buddy etc. will be a good choice to help me.

Anonymous said...

8:23am
Absolutely right! Get someone with some outside experience, research credentials, connections outside ms!
Being Inbred in medical is not good.

Pappy Odaniel said...

Entitled liberals...did this guy think he was appointed for life? Everyone has a boss but only a liberal's deviant mind allows him to believe that his employment is a favor to his employer

Anonymous said...

Sam Hall nailed it. Like Jones or hate him, our IHL is a bunch of bumbling cowards.

Anonymous said...

The IHL has the duty to protect our universities not to run them but when an leader thinks that he can do no wrong and refuses to follow state law and policy the door should hit him in the rear as he leaves. Sam Hall gave a very report that can only be called biased. If you cannot win with facts belittle those opposed to your view.


Anonymous said...

Thank you Sam. Right on my brother right on.

Anonymous said...

8:33am and 10:02am
Sam Hall lost me when he said Stephan Spann, MD, MBA adj prof at John Hopkins (often number one ranked med school in the nation) manga cum laude Baylor, duke trained... has similar credentials to Dr Woodard locally trained ER doc with a bunch of case reports posted as research. Sam hall must be sniffing glue or assumes that CL readers are idiots.

Anonymous said...

Lynn Fitch would be a perfect fit at Ole Miss!

Anonymous said...

From Dan Jones to Lynn Fitch! Good Lord. What can even say?

There is a reason we are last. See 3:16 above.

Anonymous said...

Enrollment, all time high. Test scores, all time high. Donations, all time high. Yes, drastic action was necessary ASAP. Will the IHL all resign when accreditation is pulled? And if it is pulled, will some votes be swayed in November? The silence from our state leaders is still deafening.....Phil, Tate, Phillip....cowards one and all.

Anonymous said...

We need someone that can keep the momentum in sports. Without top notch sports, academics will suffer.

Anonymous said...

4:55pm
Did you notice no one at UMC medical center protested Dan's removal? Hmmmmmm
Plus, free tuition and a recession forced some students to begrudgingly go to Ole Miss instead of their first choice. A few kids in the honors college can boost the numbers. Simple math.

Archie For Chancellor said...

How quickly all these misguided protesting ninnies (including Hall) would have changed their stripes had Jones tacked a Confederate Battle Flag on his office door.

EGAD! The plumbing across this state would have backed up immediately.

Anonymous said...

6:58 pm I don't know of any doctors at UMMC that have publicly issued a statement but you are very mistaken to think they aren't objecting privately to their friends and neighbors.

11:01 am I agree on credentials.

I agree with 8:33 in principle but there's no evidence of refusal to follow state law or policy simply a refusal to allow the IHL to exceed their role.

To date, there is no evidence presented that is outside what one would expect to find in any institution if someone is on a witch hunt.

This is not hard. All IHL has to do is present the egregious specific evidence of what state law and what critical policy has been violated.

And, frankly, that the IHL waited to do this until Jones was physically unable to defend himself politically with key people on a daily basis causes more than a little discomfort.

IF IHL had good cause, which I've yet to see, they handled this like a bunch of thugs instead of taking the high road.

Go Amy Go Sid said...

Amy Tuck's truck has been parked on the MSU campus for years now. She's learned all the inside scoop and, as Chancellor of The University of Mississippi, could probably pull that place our of it's 'doldrums' state, advancing it almost to the level of MSU.

If not Amy, who? Sid Salter is ready for another promotion. Surely he qualifies. I heard him say so. He knows his way around campuses and newsrooms. What better combination?

Anonymous said...

Fitch for Chancellor of Ole Miss! Look at what she did for SPB and the State Treasurer's Office. She would be perfect for Ole Miss!

Anonymous said...

3:47 Re: 3:16 Sarcasm - look it up (it's an SAT word)

Anonymous said...

"6:58 pm I don't know of any doctors at UMMC that have publicly issued a statement but you are very mistaken to think they aren't objecting privately to their friends and neighbors."

Speaking for several of us UMMC faculty physicians we are glad to see him go, and hope the new Chancellor revisits the disastrous choice of Vice-Chancellor he made.

And 6:29 - Dan Jones has known for five and 1/2 years when his contract would expire, and has known of how displeased some (most) members of the IHL have been with his on the job performance. The unfortunate timing of his illness does not change any of those dates.

Anonymous said...

8:04: I agree about Fitch. She has brought the Treasurer's office into the 21st century! Chancellor Fitch sounds great!

Anonymous said...

All my ole miss friends are upset. Some that Jones was forced out-some that he had not been forced out earlier. The ones who wanted him gone earlier were basing their decision on the kernel reb, black bear saga. I admit that it was handled poorly but be realistic- the image of old school ole miss needed a new brand - and by the way it does not bode well for an institution of such high learning to have a cheer that defines the institution starting out with the words of an alcoholic drink.

Now about the IHL. They are currently nothing but a political bunch of cronies. They always have been. The current and former IHL commissioner are power seeking zealots and like the money-that position is very high paying compared to other states. Let's make a good base pay and create incentive pay for goals set and achieved. Better yet, lets get the legislature to abolish the college board, and allow universities to create their own board of trustees. There are those chicken little people who would object but lets see if our colleges would thrive or fail. I they thrive, we are better off, if they fail, we save tax dollars as we close them.

Anonymous said...

Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

Quentin "Captain Spraytan" Whitwell is your new Chancellor. Just like he planned it when he moved to Oxford...only sooner than he'd expected.

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEzlCKKefxI[/url]

Anonymous said...

Sam hall must be sniffing glue or assumes that CL readers are idiots.

Hall is walking in the well-worn shoes of David Hampton where somehow the C-L Editor morphs into the subject matter expert in all things and the rest of us are laymen.

Anonymous said...

Sid Salter is ready for another promotion.

and another colonic.

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