Interviews soon to begin in search of Commissioner of Higher Education - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Jackson, MS 05/09/09

Interviews soon to begin in search of Commissioner of Higher Education

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A state search committee begins interviews next week for the post of commissioner of higher education.

First- round candidates will meet with the committee Wednesday and Thursday in Jackson. They're hoping to replace Tom Meredith, who retired last fall.

Meredith was at the center of a landscaping controversy that led to the resignation of Mississippi State's Interim President, Dr. Vance Watson who authorized more than $12,000 worth of landscaping work on Meredith's home in Rankin County.

The commissioner oversees Mississippi's eight public universities.

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