OXFORD – A longtime honorary title was replaced Tuesday night by the University of Mississippi Associated Student Body Senate.
Student judicial leaders last spring declared unconstitutional the title “Colonel Reb,” a popularly elected male honor roughly equivalent to the female honor “Miss Ole Miss.”
The new title, as decided by a 35-0 margin of ASB senators, with 10 abstaining, will be “Mr. Ole Miss.”
Those who held the title of Colonel Reb include Chancellor Emeritus and former football standout Robert Khayat and “Gentle Ben” Williams, the university’s first black football player.
Fall personality elections will take place Sept. 24.