The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, the state's governing college board, released the schedule for Campus Listening Sessions to hear from faculty, staff and alumni on qualities the next university chancellor should possess.

The first listening session will be at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19.

The session at UMMC will be divided into three separate, smaller sessions with one being for students, one for alumni and one for faculty and staff.

The other session will be at the University of Mississippi in Oxford on 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 at The Inn at Ole Miss.

The announcement of the listening sessions comes after the Campus Search Advisory Committee was announced. Thirty-nine committee members representing different parts of the university were selected to advise the state college board on the selection process.  

The Daily Journal interviewed members of the committee who voiced a desire for a leader with a clear vision to advance the university forward.

The advisory committee held its first meeting at 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Advisory committee members will have the opportunity to interview candidates in the running to lead the state’s largest public university. IHL will name the preferred candidate.

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