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.