Ole Miss launches search for next athletics director

The university is seeking its next athletics director following the departure of former Athletics Director Ross Bjork.

Posted: Oct 30, 2019 12:08 PM
Updated: Oct 30, 2019 12:37 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - Ole Miss has officially launched its search for a new athletics director, the university announced Wednesday.

Since the departure of former Athletics Director Ross Bjork in May, Keith Carter has served in an interim capacity.

Ole Miss Chancellor Glenn Boyce was appointed in October. | Source: IHL

On Wednesday, new Ole Miss Chancellor Glenn Boyce announced the members of the search committee, which is tasked with finding the next leader of the university's athletics department.

The search committee is comprised of former Ole Miss baseball player, David Dellucci; former Ole Miss women’s basketball player and coach, Peggie Gillom-Granderson; former Ole Miss football players, Jesse Mitchell, Davis Morris and Wesley Walls; and Ole Miss law professor, Ron Rychlak.

Ole Miss alumnus and retired FedEx executive Mike Glenn of Memphis will chair the search committee. According to the university, Glenn co-chaired the 2012 search, which led to Bjork’s hiring.

Ole Miss football legend Archie Manning agreed to serve in an advisory role to the committee and the chancellor.

The university has not established a specific timetable for the search; however, the search committee “will move forward expeditiously with its work."

Boyce said a search firm will be retained to ensure a strong candidate pool and help the search committee move quickly.

Bjork is now the athletics director at Texas A&M.

Boyce was named the university's chancellor in early October. He replaced former Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter.

Open this link to read the university's full announcement. 

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