Legislature mulls dissolution of College Board

A legislative proposal to break up the College Board amid anger over the group’s ousting of Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones hit the Senate floor Tuesday but needs two-thirds vote to pass.

State Sen. Gray Tollison, R-Oxford, introduced the measure in a pair of resolutions modeled after previous legislation that had died in 2009.

Already enjoying the support of 38 lawmakers, the proposal would require each university to have its own board of trustees and turn the current College Board into a “board of governors” still responsible for statewide oversight but no longer in control of individual university decisions.

Clarion Ledger
3/24/15