JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Dallas-based consulting firm will lead the search for a new chancellor of the University of Mississippi.
The state College Board on Thursday hired the firm, R. William Funk & Associates.
It was not immediately clear how much the firm will be paid or how long the search will take.
Commissioner of Higher Education Glenn Boyce says the firm's CEO, Bill Funk, is "one of the finest search consultants in the nation."
The new chancellor will succeed Dr. Dan Jones, a physician who had led Ole Miss since 2009. The College Board did not renew his contract, which expires in mid-September. Morris Stocks is serving as interim chancellor.