JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) — The state College Board has agreed to a four-year contract extension for Mississippi Commissioner of Higher Education Hank Bounds.
The vote was unanimous, and it leaves Bounds in the job until 2016.
He started the job in 2009 after working as the state superintendent of education, leading K-12 schools in the Magnolia State.
The board says enrollment at public universities has increased with Bounds in charge.
Board members also credited him with raising the profile of the university system with the business community.