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|Cofer passed over for Miss. higher ed job|
For the second time in three years, ULM President James E. Cofer was passed over for a high-ranking higher education job in Mississippi.
The Ouachita Citizen confirmed Wednesday that Cofer was one of three finalists to be named Mississippi's commissioner of higher education, but he fell short in landing the job. The Ouachita Citizen obtained its information from interviews with two public officials in Mississippi. They requested that their names not be mentioned in this report. The officials requested anonymity because the hiring process for the commissioner of higher education job is expected to remain private.
Some three years ago, Cofer was a candidate for the president's job at Miss. State University, his alma mater. He was not offered that job either.
A search firm placed Cofer in the running for the commissioner of higher education post. That's according to one of the state officials who spoke with The Ouachita Citizen. It is unclear whether the search firm submitted Cofer's name for the commissioner job at the request of Cofer or at the request of the state.
According to Cofer's online biography, he once worked in Mississippi as chief fiscal officer for the state.
The Ouachita Citizen contacted Laura Harris, a public relations specialist at ULM, for a comment from Cofer or the university about Cofer being passed over for the commissioner of higher education post. Harris did not respond to an email or a telephone call from The Ouachita Citizen.
The Ouachita Citizen also called Cofer. He did not answer his cellular telephone, which is not set up to receive messages.
Meanwhile, the state board governing higher education in Mississippi announced Tuesday that Hank Bounds would become the new commissioner of higher education. Bounds currently is superintendent of the elementary and secondary education system in Mississippi. He has held that job since 2005.
Bounds, 41, has never worked in higher education circles.
Sam Hanna Jr., publisher of The Ouachita Citizen, contributed to this report.