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Chancellor Vitter: 3 reasons why Ole Miss is the flagship
August 28, 2016

Article in The Oxford Eagle by Alyssa Schnugg

University of Mississippi Chancellor Jeff Vitter has enjoyed being transformed into an Ole Miss Rebel over the last eight months.

Vitter started as the new chancellor on Jan. 1, just in time to see the Ole Miss Rebels win the Sugar Bowl. He was given a Sugar Bowl ring to wear proudly as he began his journey in becoming a Rebel.

Ole Miss chancellor Jeffrey Vitter is a social media rock star, and that’s a great thing
August 23, 2016

Article in The Oxford Eagle

University of Mississippi Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter will deliver the keynote address at tonight’s fall convocation to his first freshman and transfer class since landing the job in October 2015.

Vitter’s role as the 17th chancellor of the university leaves him with a line of big shoes to fill, particularly those of his immediate predecessors, Dan Jones and Robert Khayat.

Sharon Vitter looks forward to living in Oxford
November 1, 2015

Article in Oxford Citizen by Jeff Roberson

Sharon Vitter is the new First Lady of the University of Mississippi. Already she is embracing the town of Oxford, the Ole Miss community, and what she believes will be warmer weather than in Lawrence, Kansas, where they now reside.

Jeffrey S. Vitter Takes Helm as UM Chancellor
October 30, 2015

University of Mississippi Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter, who goes by “Jeff,” joined the Ole Miss family on Jan. 1, 2016 and capped off his first day with a Sugar Bowl victory in his hometown of New Orleans. The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning had earlier voted “unanimously and enthusiastically” on Oct. 29, 2015, to name Vitter as UM chancellor.

Purdue Oral History Archives interview with Dr. Jeffrey S. Vitter.
July 29, 2008

This interview of then-Dean Vitter at Purdue University was conducted for the Purdue Oral History Archives by Ms. Katherine Markee.

It is available here in as a text transcript and as well in video form.

Jeff Vitter Speaks Out on Being a Southerner, Duties of a Dean, and More

This interview of then-Dean Vitter at Purdue University was conducted by Dr. Marianne Winslett as part of ACM SIGMOD Record’s series of interviews with distinguished members of the database community.

The transcript is also available for reading in ACM SIGMOD Record, 42(2), June 2013, 35–45. The video can be watched online.