Chancellor Jones and his Administration have led Ole Miss to unprecedented success. Record enrollment, higher academics, stronger faculty satisfaction, historically successful athletics and national recognition in so many areas are proof of his immensely effective leadership. This leadership extends to all campuses including UMMC. The vast and overwhelming majority of Ole Miss alumni and supporters are outraged that Chancellor Jones’ contract is not being extended. This decision deprives us of a leader whose tenure has been nothing short of phenomenal.
While we appreciate your dedicated service to the State of Mississippi, we believe that it is a grave error to allow Chancellor Jones’ contract to expire. We respectfully request that you embrace and acknowledge the passionate support being shown by the Ole Miss Family for Chancellor Jones and extend his contract.
We want and need Dan Jones as our Chancellor, and our voice is united and strong. You have already heard the outcry against your untimely decision, and we are adding ours to that groundswell of voices. Please accept the fervent support Chancellor Jones is receiving from Ole Miss alumni and supporters. He has led us well, and we need him to continue to serve us.
Please hear and respect our voice.
Past Presidents of the Ole Miss Alumni Association