JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Glenn Boyce announced Wednesday his intention to retire at the end of the current fiscal year.
Boyce was named commissioner on April 17, 2015.
As commissioner, he provides leadership for the state's university system.
"Dr. Boyce has provided tremendous leadership for the university system," said Trustee C.D. Smith, President of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. "He understands the needs of our students and our state and has worked tirelessly to ensure that the university system addresses both in our rapidly-changing world."
Under his leadership, the university system has set record enrollments, has seen record numbers of degrees awarded, launched a statewide program to increase the number of degree holders in the state exponentially, worked to be more responsive to the needs of business and industry and has streamlined operations to increase efficiencies