The Associated Press today reports that the College Board will begin the search for the next president of Mississippi Valley State University. The search begins seven months after the Board declined to extend the contract of former president Donna Oliver. From the AP:
Alfred Rankins Jr., the College Board’s associate commissioner for academic and student affairs, has been acting president since. The board tried to hire an interim president in January, but the candidate backed out. After that, board members said they were in no hurry to name a permanent president at Valley, saying the school needed administrative reforms.