Behind scenes of politically charged Ole Miss chancellor search, a battle rages for soul of university

Published 9:24 am Monday, September 30, 2019

“The hope is to have our preferred candidate in late October to go to the medical center and to come to (the Oxford campus) to visit with the Ole Miss family,” Ford Dye, an IHL board member and chair of the search committee, said on Sept. 5.

After the preferred candidate meets with the campus constituency groups, those groups will give their input to the IHL. From there, the board will decide if that candidate should be named chancellor. If the constituency groups oppose the preferred candidate, the IHL board can go back to the drawing board.

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Adam Ganucheau has covered politics and state government for Mississippi Today since February 2016. A native of Hazlehurst, Adam has worked as a staff reporter for, The Birmingham News and The Clarion-Ledger and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Adam earned his bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Mississippi.