Chancellor Dan Jones reportedly rejects 2-year deal

Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones has rejected the state College Board’s offer of a two-year contract extension, The Clarion-Ledger has been told.

Contracts for university heads usually last for four years. Sources close to Jones’ side of the continuing negotiations say he would have been required to resign after those two years — an offer he rejected. Other sources have cited a demand that he publicly apologize to the board.

Jones has reportedly counter-offered that he would accept the two-year offer and agree to a full review of his work by the board. If the board still wanted him out at that point, he would willingly resign.