Dr. Dan Jones, Chancellor of The University of Mississippi, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Jackson. He noted that Forbes Magazine last year listed Ole Miss in the top twenty-five public universities in the Country. Jones pledged to work together with Mississippi State University and other institutions of higher learning in the State to help move Mississippi forward.
Jones quoted and agreed with IHL Commissioner Hank Bounds' statement, "The answer to every question is education." He has challenged his faculty and staff to answer the question, "What does it mean to be a great public university in the poorest state in the union?"
Jones hopes to bridge that gap by graduating students who will help transform their communities.
During the Rotary Meeting, Dr. David Powe, Associate Vice Chancellor of Administrative Affairs and Chief Administrative Officer of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, was named by Rotary International Foundation as a Paul Harris Fellow. This recognition is given in recognition for a substantial contribution to rotary's humanitarian and educational programs. Powe is the husband of Brenda Brown Powe and the son of Virginia Bradley Powe and the late Roy Powe.