Friday, June 2, 2023

Lee Tyner Resigns as Ole Miss' General Counsel

Lee Tyner has resigned as Ole Miss’ general counsel after serving in the position since 2003. Photo courtesy of Ole Miss News.

Lee Tyner resigned today from his position as the University of Mississippi’s General Counsel, and Perry Sansing has been named as his interim replacement, according to an email sent out to Ole Miss staff by the Chancellor’s office shortly before noon.
Tyner signed on as an attorney at Ole Miss in 1998 and became the university’s chief legal officer in 2003. He has also regularly taught classes in business law and communications law.
His resignation becomes official at the end of the fiscal year. He will “pursue other opportunities,” according to the announcement.
Tyner represented the university during the NCAA’s five-year investigation into recruiting violations in the Rebels’ football program.
“We appreciate Lee’s long service to the university, during which he advised three chancellors, was instrumental in developing institutional policies that support faculty, staff and students, and represented the university’s interests with many external constituents,” Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter said in a statement. “I thank him for his many contributions and wish him much success in the next phase of his life.”
In his own statement, Tyner said, “Ole Miss has been good to me and my family. It has been an honor to serve my alma mater for almost 20 years, but I am ready to tackle new challenges. I look forward to assisting Perry with the transition in the coming weeks.”
Sansing has served as associate general counsel and special assistant to the chancellor for governmental affairs since 2013.

Rick Hynum is’s editor-in-chief. Email him at