College Board Controversy

Despite criticism surrounding the state college board and its make-up, Ole Miss Chancellor Robert Khayat says, he believes the board equally represents the entire state. But he does agree that some revamping of the district lines, from where the board members are chosen, is needed.

The college board came under fire last month, after it offered USM President Horace Fleming only a one year contract extension, rather than the usual four years. Khayat says it's time the legislature takes a look at the lines. Khayat wouldn't comment on the college board's decision regarding Horace Fleming, saying that would be inappropriate.