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Remarks to the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on History and Context

February 22, 2017

In March, 2016, I established the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on History and Context to recommend “…campus sites, including monuments, buildings, and street names, that should be contextualized to better explain the environments in which they were created or named and how those environments compare to our core institutional values. ” The CACHC was asked to complete its work in the 2017 spring semester.





February 2017 Update on NCAA Investigation

February 22, 2017

Click here to see a video update from Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter, Vice Chancellor of Intercollegiate Athletics Ross Bjork and head football coach Hugh Freeze.





Flagship Constellation Initiative Town Halls

Opening Remarks by Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter
January 12, 2017 UMMC
January 19, 2017 Oxford

I am really pleased to be here with you today as we launch this new effort. I am particularly gratified how quickly the Flagship Constellation Initiative is coming to fruition from when I first announced it during my investiture speech in November. Let me take a moment to thank Noel Wilkin and Josh Gladden who have helped jumpstart this effort.





Lafayette-Oxford-University Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service 2017

Welcome Address by Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter
January 16, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Burns Belfry Church, Oxford, MS

Good Morning! I am so pleased to be here. First, let me thank all the organizations that joined together to organize this day of community events. You have done a fantastic job.

Today we celebrate and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King taught us the importance of empathy and understanding. He taught us that with empathy and understanding, we can reach across divides and forge just and inclusive communities. I can think of no better way of honoring his message than by coming together as a community and recognizing the power and purpose of service.





Investiture of Dr. Vitter as the 17th Chancellor of the University of Mississippi

November 10, 2016

You can watch this speech and the entire investiture ceremony online at cs.OleMiss.edu/vitter_inauguration/.

Thank you Provost Stocks. Welcome, everyone! I also thank the members of the Board of Trustees of the Institutions of Higher Learning, Commissioner Boyce, and my fellow IHL presidents and administrators for your support and your service. I am privileged to be your partner in building a vibrant Mississippi through higher education.





State of the University Address by Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter

August 29, 2016, 3 p.m.
The Inn at Ole Miss

Welcome and thank you for coming.

Today marks my 242nd day on the job as your Chancellor. And, if I wanted to do a traditional “State of the University” today, I could provide a one-line summary: the University of Mississippi is a great institution!