State of the University Address by Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter
UM 2nd Annual Town Hall
October 11, 2017, 3 p.m.
The Inn at Ole Miss, Gertrude C. Ford Ballroom
Thank you, David, for the introduction. And thank you so much for helping us facilitate our event today. You have such strong ties to Ole Miss, and we really appreciate all you do for the university. I especially want to thank you and your wife Kent for your passionate leadership in establishing the William Magee Center for Wellness Education.
Welcome everyone! And thanks for coming! I would like to extend a warm welcome to a few guests we have with us today from the Oxford community: the Honorable Robyn Tannehill, Mayor of Oxford, Gregory Alston (former ASB president and Law School president) from Sen. Cochran’s office, and Mark Huelse, Alderman Ward II. We are truly lucky to have such a great town-n-gown relationship. And we are fortunate to have advocates of the caliber of Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, Rep. Trent Kelly, and other members of our federal, state, and local delegations.