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Dr. Glenn F. Boyce
Holmes Community College
College Board names Glenn Boyce ...
College Board names Glenn Boyce as higher education chief
JACKSON - The College Board has again turned to one of its own to take the post of higher education commissioner, promoting former Holmes Community College President Glenn Boyce.
The board chose the 57-year-old Boyce
on Thursday in a closed session and announced the decision Friday.
Board President Aubrey Patterson said Boyce will get a four-year contract with a starting annual salary of $385,000.
Boyce joined the board last summer as associate commissioner for academic affairs, but spent most of his career in K-12 and community colleges.
He served as president of Holmes from 2005 to 2014, earlier leading in workforce development for Holmes and serving as assistant superintendent and principal in the Rankin County school district.
"There is much work to be done, and there always will be much work to be done," Boyce
said that finding a replacement for Jones at Ole Miss would "right at the top of the list of my priorities.
Boyce has also co-chaired the Education Achievement Council, a body meant to coordinate Mississippi's public schools, community colleges and universities.
College Board names Glenn Boyce
as higher education chief
BILL CRAWFORD: Boyce takes hot ...
BILL CRAWFORD: Boyce takes hot spot as IHL commissioner
Ready or not, Dr. Glenn Boyce has been named IHL Commissioner.
A high performer for nine years as president of Holmes Community College
, Dr. Boyce
came into the IHL system just last summer as associate commissioner for academic affairs.
Earlier this year when Dr. Bounds decided the grass was greener in Nebraska, Dr. Boyce's
name was mentioned as a potential successor, but soon dropped because of his limited time "in the system.
An Ole Miss graduate, Dr. Boyce
takes the job in less than ideal circumstances.
So, ready or not, Dr. Boyce gets the job to manage the complex IHL system - "we believe he has the vision and ability to lead the universities," said Patterson - and the difficult challenge to resuscitate the board's reputation.
Dr. Boyce has the educational and leadership experience to be an effective commissioner.
can be the IHL Board's savior is quite another matter.
The board last year hired Glenn ...
The board last year hired Glenn Boyce, the former president of Holmes Community College, as associate commissioner for academic affairs, but Boyce has had little time in university system after a career spent at community colleges and K-12 schools.
Dr. Glenn Boyce
Holmes Community College