MUW President gets contract extension



By Chris Kieffer

Daily Journal

Mississippi University for Women President Jim Borsig received a four-year contract extension from the state college board.

The state Institutions of Higher Learning announced the extension Wednesday morning. IHL officials noted the decision came “following a careful review of the past two years” of Borsig’s leadership at the school.

“Dr. Borsig is a thoughtful and creative leader who uses data to drive decision-making,” Board President Bob Owens of Jackson said. “He is focused on continuing the university’s mission of providing access to underserved populations and meeting the diverse needs of all students.”

Borsig began serving as the university’s 14th president in January 2012. The IHL press release notes his efforts to establish campus dialogues to re-imagine the university in the 21st century, use of a performance approach to recruitment, retention and degree completion and expansion of graduate academic offerings.

“Jim Borsig puts The W first and it shows,” Ruth Jones, president of the MUW Foundation, said. “He is a visionary leader, the kind who will continue to make a lasting, positive impact.”

Prior to being named MUW president, Borsig served as associate commissioner for external relations and public policy for the Mississippi IHL.

“I look forward to continuing to work with my faculty and staff colleagues, as well as our alumni and friends, to embrace daring possibilities,” Borsig said.

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