Head Mississippi Educator Retiring This Summer

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The head of Mississippi’s university system is retiring at the end of June. Glenn Boyce has been commissioner of the state Institutions of Higher Learning since April 2015. It’s not clear when the search for a new commissioner will begin. The state’s university system has more than 95,000 students and almost 28,000 faculty and staff at eight universities and an academic medical center as well as 1666 buildings and a $4.5 billion operating budget. During Boyce’s 37-year career in education, he was a high school principal, an assistant superintendent in Rankin County and president of Holmes Community College.


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