Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter poses for a photo outside the Lyceum.

Investiture of Jeffrey S. Vitter

November 10, 2016 • 3 p.m.

Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts

Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter

Meet the Chancellor

Jeffrey S. Vitter became the 17th chancellor of the University of Mississippi on Jan. 1, 2016 — just in time for the exciting Ole Miss win in the 2016 Sugar Bowl. A renowned computer scientist and academic leader, Vitter previously served for five and a half years as provost, executive vice chancellor, and Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas. … Read Full Bio

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Here are the start times of various parts of the ceremony:

  • “Clarinet Marmalade”: 0:59
  • Welcome to platform party: 5:30
  • Introduction of special guests: 26:12
  • “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”: 1:18:00
  • Commissioner Boyce’s charge and Jeff's uniquely Ole Miss answer: 1:29:40
  • Investiture Address: 1:32:30

William Winter,
Former MS Governor

Austin Powell, President,
Ole Miss Associated Student Body

Investiture of Dr. Vitter as the 17th Chancellor of the University of Mississippi

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Thank you Provost Stocks.  Welcome, everyone!  I also thank the members of the Board of Trustees of the Institutions of Higher Learning, Commissioner Boyce, and my fellow IHL presidents and administrators for your support and your service.  I am privileged to be your partner in building a vibrant Mississippi through higher education.

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