Office of the Chancellor

University of Mississippi
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  • Daniel W. Jones, M.D.

    Daniel W. Jones, M.D. is the 16th chancellor of the University of Mississippi. As chief executive officer, he is responsible for the operation and management of a four-campus comprehensive university that includes nine schools at Oxford, five at the Medical Center in Jackson, an Advanced Education Center in Tupelo and the DeSoto Center in Southaven. Through these four campuses, the University provides extraordinary educational opportunities for more than 23,000 students.

    News from the Chancellor

    Chancellor Dan Jones and Linda Jones

    March 4, 2015

    To the Ole Miss family,

    Lydia and I continue to be grateful and overwhelmed with support from colleagues and friends while we deal with my illness. At the end of February, we completed the last scheduled round of chemotherapy and are now in the recovery mode from treatment.

    Though uncertainties will exist for a while as with any cancer, we are pleased to be at this stage of completion of the planned systemic chemotherapy.  I will continue to have intrathecal (in the spinal fluid) injections monthly for a few more months as a precaution.  And we will have follow-up tests including scans in the future to check on our status.  We are so grateful for clear tests to this point and for the opportunity to return to Oxford and assume responsibilities as chancellor.

    Thank you for your prayers and friendship.  Hope to see you soon.