- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones has begun chemotherapy after being diagnosed with lymphoma.

The university announced his illness Thursday, saying the 65-year-old had undergone tests at the University of Mississippi Medical Center this week and started receiving treatment there Thursday. Chemotherapy will continue intermittently for several months.

Jones usually works on the main Ole Miss campus in Oxford. The university says he will work in an office at the medical center in Jackson and will take personal time off, when needed, for medical care. Provost Morris Stocks will serve as the senior university executive when Jones is unavailable.

Jones became chancellor in 2009. Before that, he spent six years as the university’s vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine.

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