UM parking director steps down

Posted on Oct 24 2013 - 5:23pm by Adam Ganucheau
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Director of Parking and Transportation Isaac Astill (photo: Phillip Waller)

Director of Parking and Transportation Isaac Astill (photo: Phillip Waller)

By Adam Ganucheau

The University of Mississippi’s Director of Parking and Transportation Isaac Astill has accepted a job in Utah and will step down from his Ole Miss position Nov. 15, according to a university press release.

Astill was hired in July 2012, and implemented new parking policies on campus. According to Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration Larry Sparks, Astill’s resignation was not related to the perception of Ole Miss’ parking situation by students or faculty at Ole Miss and Astill “was absolutely, positively not forced out.”

“Isaac (Astill) had another job opportunity and he took it,” Sparks told The Daily Mississippian Wednesday afternoon. “We hate to see him go. We tried our best to entice him to stay and were unsuccessful with that.”

A national search for a new director was launched Wednesday morning. The application information and job qualifications are posted on UM’s Human Resources website.

For full coverage of the story, pick up a copy of tomorrow’s The Daily Mississippian and visit theDMonline.com.