Welcome back to my blog series on our strategic plan Flagship Forward! My previous blogs focused upon two of the plan’s pillars: academic excellence and building healthy and vibrant communities. Today I am writing about a pillar that makes all our success possible: What we achieve, we achieve through our people, places, and resources. Read More
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.”
Welcome! I am so glad to be here today with all of you. This semester has certainly been full of achievements and momentum, but we have also faced some great challenges — and I want to talk about both aspects today.
What strikes me most as I am completing my second year as chancellor is how the University of Mississippi community always comes together — whether in times of celebration or in the face of adversity.
Today, the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions issued its report to the University of Mississippi regarding the NCAA investigation of the football program. In the report, the committee disagreed with the institution’s position on most of the contested allegations. In addition to accepting our previously self-imposed sanctions, the committee has imposed a postseason ban for 2018.
While we continue to review the full report, we will vigorously appeal the 2018 postseason ban. The additional postseason ban is excessive and does not take into account the corrective actions that we have made in personnel, structure, policies and processes to address the issues.
Vice Chancellor for Athletics Ross Bjork and I will be available to the media at 1 p.m. CT in the Burns Team Meeting Room in the Manning Center to discuss the Committee’s findings.
For links to public case documents, please visit umncaacase.com.
Jeffrey S. Vitter
Chancellor and Distinguished Professor