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.