SUN HERALD | Editorial: Mississippi doesn’t need nine competing boards of trustees for its universities

Tollison doubts his proposal could be approved during these final days of the 2015 legislative session. But he wants to build momentum for the 2016 session.

We hope his idea goes nowhere, because it would create a direct route to perpetual turmoil.

Mississippi’s eight public universities are competitive enough without creating another group of advocates for each individual campus.

A slogan on the IHL website says: “Advancing our state together.”

Going from one board of trustees to nine with conflicting agendas would shatter any such togetherness and advance acrimony rather than academics.