Dan Jones, M.D. is the Sanderson Chair in Obesity, Metabolic Diseases and Nutrition and Director of Clinical and Population Science in the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He also serves as Professor of Medicine and Physiology and Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine.
He has a 23-year association with the University of Mississippi, serving in a number of capacities including vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the school of medicine from 2003-2009, and as chancellor of the university from 2009 until September of 2015. Under his leadership as chancellor, the University of Mississippi undertook a major initiative to promote diversity across all its campuses, as well as leading the UM faculty, staff, and students to contribute thousands of volunteer hours to causes across the Oxford community, the state, and around the world.
In his first speech after leaving his position as chancellor, Jones will discuss his personal journey through his association with the University of Mississippi over the last 23 years and the difficulty of playing politics for a prominent university in the south.