Dear UM students, faculty and staff,
This message is an update on the process to relocate the Confederate monument on campus.
Today, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) notified the university that its board unanimously approved the proposed relocation plan. This plan included descriptions of the administrative, architectural and engineering specifications required for work on historical structures. We appreciate the work to develop the required documentation for this submission and ensure that the plan abides by state rules, regulations, and policies governing construction projects on our campus. We also appreciate MDAH for its review and approval of our proposed plan.
As mentioned in previous messages to our campus community, the next step involves the submission of an agenda item from the university to the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) to request approval to proceed with the relocation. MDAH approval was required before the request could be submitted to IHL. With MDAH approval in hand, we will move forward.
Our university leadership will keep you informed as the relocation process continues and will provide further updates moving forward.
Glenn F. Boyce