MPB News sat down with Dr. Dan Jones, whose firing as University of Mississippi ~ Ole Miss Chancellor has drawn widespread ridicule toward the State College Board.
Jones's supporters have promised an IHL Board sit-in Monday, a campus protest Wednesday.
The outpouring of support gained momentum through a Change.org online petition and the use of the social media tag, #iStandWithDan. Hear the entire interview Monday morning at 8:30 on Mississippi Edition.
Dr. Jim Borsig is the new Commissioner of Higher Education for the State's Institutions of Higher Learning. He spoke with student journalists from the Daily Mississippian - the campus paper at Ole Miss. In spite of citing business-related concerns as a reason behind Jones's dismissal, Borsig says there is no unethical behavior suspected.
You can see Borsig's entire interview with the Daily Mississippian at their website: The D M Online Dot Com.