Alot has happened in the almost three years since Dr. Jeffrey Vitter took the helm as Chancellor of the University of Mississippi. Ole Miss is the Flagship University of the state, considered the best-known college in the state with the largest enrollment, just over 23,258. With an annual budget of $2.5 billion, it is also an economic powerhouse.Read More
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It’s the simple, yet profound strategic plan for The University of Mississippi, and one UM’s top official is immensely proud of.
Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter was among the Ole Miss royalty at the Crossroads Arena on Thursday as the BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip made its seventh stop in Corinth.
“This is a amazing turnout and definitely the biggest crowd we have had so far,” Vitter told the more than 400 Rebel faithful in attendance. “It is great to see so many passionate Ole Miss Rebels here, and it’s even greater to be able to share with everyone the momentum we have right now across our entire flagship university.”
“Hear from state commissioners on the Kemper energy facility settlement process. Then, Ole Miss is trying to provide more context for its historical landmarks, monuments, and named buildings. And Miss Mississippi is on her quest for the Miss America crown. Plus, Mark Coblentz goes from MasterChef Junior to MPBs Fit to Eat.” MPB
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Mississippi Edition: Friday, July 7th
(The Chancellor interview begins at 4 minutes and 45 seconds.)
University of Mississippi Chancellor Jeff Vitter told Columbus Rotarians on Tuesday that nothing is more vital to the state’s future than higher education.
Vitter, who has served as chancellor for a little longer than a year, said the university is improving on several fronts, from growing enrollment to record-high ACT scores and grade-point averages for incoming students.
However, Vitter said the University of Mississippi — and all universities in the state — must grapple with the reality of tightening state budgets.
During his first year in office, University of Mississippi Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter accomplished something no other leader of a university in the state has: appointing a vice chancellor for diversity and community engagement.
“For many years, we have been in the process to add (such a role). Chancellor Vitter brought it to the forefront to make it happen,” says Dr. Donald Cole, assistant provost at the university.
“Diversity is a multifaceted component — academics, race, profession, sexual orientation, etc. It is in these areas where you bring different ideas and perspectives that make us a more imaginative and innovative community,” says Vitter.
Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter conducted his first inspection of University of Mississippi ROTC programs Thursday on campus.
The annual Pass in Review ceremony on the Circle in front of the Lyceum Building included a keynote address to the cadets from Vitter, who became chancellor in January, according to an Ole Miss press release.
“It is an honor to be standing here today amongst a group of heroes, our students who have put aside their personal interest for the sake of serving something larger than themselves,” Vitter said. “The University of Mississippi and our ROTC programs have a long and proud heritage of service to our university, state and nation. I applaud you – cadets and midshipmen – for upholding that proud legacy.”