Thank you for your tireless work and dedication that led to UM receiving Carnegie’s highest research designation of Research 1 (R-1) http://news.olemiss.edu/um-recognized-among-countrys-elite-research-universities/. We join schools like Harvard, MIT, and Johns Hopkins in recognition afforded to only 2.5% of institutions of higher learning in the United States.
This historic achievement is the result of the efforts of everyone on all our campuses. Milestones such as this rest most heavily on the commitment and hard work of an outstanding faculty and staff who truly embrace the transformative power of research and education to promote improvements to lives and society.
Thank you for your role in achieving this honor and thank you for your efforts to fulfill our responsibility as a flagship university. It is indeed a great day to be at the University of Mississippi.
Jeffrey S. Vitter
Chancellor and Distinguished Professor