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Celebrating UM’s Next Chapter

Chancellor Vitter

Chancellor Vitter

On November 10, 2016, the University of Mississippi celebrated the investiture of its 17th chancellor, Jeffrey S. Vitter.

“The next chapter in the life of this magnificent university sits squarely in all of our hands, waiting to be written—and read by future generations,” said Chancellor Vitter. “It is our destiny as a flagship university to desire more, to give more, to be more, and to leave more behind…. It is our calling to transform lives, communities, and the world.”

As a result of an extended listening and learning period, Chancellor Vitter’s administration will focus on four themes: academic excellence; athletics excellence; building healthy, vibrant communities; and being key enablers of people, place, and resources.

Watch the inauguration ceremony>>

Watch commentary by former Gov. William Winter (BA history and political science ’43, JD ’49) and former Student Body President Austin Powell (BA philosophy and public policy leadership ’17) below: