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Daniel W. Jones, M.D. Chair for Faculty Support - Alumni

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Project ended on June 19, at 11:59 PM CDT
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Daniel W. Jones, M.D. Chair for Faculty Support - Alumni

This Ignite Ole Miss campaign for the faculty chair honoring Chancellor Dan Jones has closed.

However, great news! If you did not get to participate, the University Foundation continues to accept gifts for this important initiative. Click on this link and make a gift of any size to support outstanding faculty to help in the academic preparation of our students. Thus far, the alumni and friends, faculty, and staff campaigns combined exceed $1,032,000. Your generous investments are deeply appreciated!

Let’s stand with Dan!

Thank Chancellor Dan Jones today for his significant service to the University of Mississippi by making a contribution to one of his top priorities: faculty support. The Chancellor’s tenure is concluding, after what can only be characterized as a golden era of growth and progress. For this reason, UM faculty members are joining a widespread collaborative effort to build funds for an endowed faculty position – the Daniel W. Jones, M.D. Chair – which will rotate among schools and colleges on the Oxford campus. Dr. Jones has worked tirelessly to ensure the University of Mississippi excels and that it receives proper recognition for its accomplishments.

UM thrives under his leadership

Remarkably, the University of Mississippi under Chancellor Jones’ leadership has flourished despite shadowing economic challenges. Chancellor Jones has positioned the University for sustained success at the national and global level, with our academic reputation continually becoming stronger.

  • The university's enrollment for fall 2014 hit an all-time record of 23,096 for all its campuses, the largest in Mississippi. The freshman class has grown from 2,473 in 2007 to 3,814 this year – the largest in state history. 
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education named UM as the nation's 13th-fastest growing university in its Almanac of Higher Education 2014.
  • Our schools, programs and students are recognized for their achievements almost daily.
  • Chancellor Jones led the University through a strategic planning process resulting in UM2020, a plan to continue growth and progress into the future.
  • Private support exceeded $100 million for the 3rd straight year: $118 million for FY 2014, $114.6 million in FY 2013 and $122.6 million in FY 2012. Our endowment now stands at approximately $600 million.
  • There are more dues-paying members of the Alumni Association than ever before. Dr. Jones has traveled across this nation to engage alumni and friends in the life of Ole Miss. Let’s hear a Hotty Toddy!

At his core, he’s a teacher and researcher

The Chancellor’s top priorities and many successes can be traced back to his beginnings. Dr. Jones is a longtime teacher and researcher who has a great appreciation and understanding for other fellow academicians; he has a heart for students and a great passion for exceptional educational opportunities.

  • By choosing UM in historic numbers, parents and students are validating Mississippi’s flagship university as one of America’s academic leaders, as a place to connect with great careers, and as a collegiate experience admired coast to coast.
  • Under the Chancellor’s leadership the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College has expanded, and the largest
  • When the College Board increased tuition in 2010, Dr. Jones launched the Ole Miss Opportunity scholarship program to ensure continued college access to students from lower-income families in Mississippi.

This leader promotes service and respect

Chancellor Jones has strived for our University to transform individual lives. He’s also said that service to others is part of the Ole Miss family’s DNA.

  • The Chancellor has created a culture of inclusivity and respect for everyone in the UM community. He has encouraged everyone to live by the University’s Creed, with emphasis on respect, civility, integrity, honesty, academic freedom and good stewardship.
  • Chancellor Jones has encouraged thousands of Ole Miss students to adopt a “service before self” philosophy, helping them to develop as citizens. Countless service projects are now carried out by students around the globe – service that will impact your lives and mine.
  • Alumni and friends are “giving back” through volunteering on boards, providing resources and being more involved in unprecedented numbers.  

Act today to say “thanks” in a meaningful way

As devoted Ole Miss alumni and friends, please do not delay – act today and make a gift of any size to help endow the Daniel W. Jones, M.D. Chair. Our goal is to have as high a participation rate as possible to show our Chancellor how much his leadership has meant to us over the last six years and the impact it will continue to have for years to come. Your gift will honor him by building faculty support and strengthening our University.

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Six-Column Club

Like the iconic six columns that support the Lyceum, let’s stand in unison and support our esteemed Chancellor Jones. It's not about how much you give; it's about each and every one of us participating.


10-Acre Association

Our legendary 10-acre plot – the Ole Miss Grove – with its ancient oak trees is a point of pride to every Rebel. Please leave your footprint by giving to faculty support in honor of Chancellor Jones, creating one more opportunity to make a difference at our University.


Red and Blue Crew

Are you red and blue true? Show your school spirit by supporting future UM faculty who will mold the leaders of tomorrow in honor of Chancellor Jones.


1848 Corps

Ole Miss Faithful, let's demonstrate to our community and Chancellor Jones that his message of service and leadership was heard loud and clear, and far and wide. Your $50 gift puts you in lock step with other loyal allies of the University of Mississippi.


We Stand With Dan

Ole Miss Family, we will always “stand with Dan.” Will you join us? Help show Chancellor Jones how much of an impact he has truly made as the leader of our beloved University.


Rebel With a Cause

There are so many who give of their time, talents and resources to this University, but none more than Chancellor Jones and our faculty. Show that you recognize the impact that both have played in your life and in the lives of our students.


Hotty Toddy Hero

Are you ready? Ready to let Chancellor Jones know how much we appreciate what he has done for our alumni, faculty, staff and students? Hell Yeah! Dan Right!


Lyceum League

Like the Lyceum, Chancellor Jones will be remembered as a symbol of our University. Show your support for his mission to cultivate eminent faculty in a way that matches the distinction of our campus' most famous building.


Chancellor's Circle

Show your support for continuing the example that Dr. Jones established for excellence in education. Join this remarkable opportunity to champion our Chancellor's mission and express your love for the University in a way that truly makes a difference.


Leadership Legacy

Your substantial gift at this level will leave a lasting legacy by helping UM retain and attract the preeminent professors that our students deserve. Giving at this leadership level helps ensure that our esteemed Chancellor's legacy will be celebrated for generations to come.

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