The Institutions of Higher Learning has selected Nora Miller to be the Interim President of the Mississippi University for Women.

Miller has served on the W staff since 2001, and currently works as Senior Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer for the university. Her role as interim president begins July 1.

“We have a really good team here a the W and I think that my appointment shows that this IHL board recognizes all that we’ve accomplished under Dr. [Glenn] Boyce’s leadership,” Miller said on a call with Mississippi Today. “We’ve set some high goals and the campus has worked together to put plans in place, and it’s important to keep our momentum going forward to achieve those goals.”

Under current IHL policy, an interim president cannot be considered for a university’s permanent president while the search process is pending. An IHL spokeswoman said the search process has not begun.

Miller said that she hopes to apply to be MUW’s permanent president.

Jim Borsig, the 14th person to be president of the W, has served in that capacity since 2012; in 2017 he announced plans to retire.

“Nora Miller has more than 15 years of senior leadership experience at Mississippi University for Women,” Trustee C.D. Smith, President of IHL said in a statement. “She has served as an integral part of Dr. Borsig’s leadership team and will do an excellent job as Acting President.”

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Kelsey Davis Betz is from Mobile, Ala., and currently lives in Cleveland, where she worked as a Mississippi Delta-based reporter covering education and intersecting issues. Kelsey has a dual degree in journalism and Spanish from Auburn University and worked as an editorial intern at Texas Monthly and a courts reporter at the Montgomery Advertiser. She is a 2018 Educating Children in Mississippi Fellow at the Hechinger Report and is a co-founder of the Mississippi Delta Public Newsroom.