The IHL Board announced Jeffrey Vitter’s intent to resign as Ole Miss Chancellor on Friday morning. Vitter will serve as Chancellor of the university until January 3, 2019, and continue as a tenured Distinguished Professor in the School of Engineering’s Department of Computer and Information Science.
“It has been an extraordinary honor and privilege to serve as the leader of the University of Mississippi during a time of great progress and accomplishment,” Vitter said.
The IHL release states that an Interim Chancellor will be named soon. The Ole Miss community quickly took to social media in response to the announcement of Vitter’s resignation.
Second consecutive failure of the Mississippi IHL for Oxford and @OleMissRebels. The removal of Dan Jones followed by the installation of Jeff Vitter. Get the @UMchancellor position correct…we deserve better than this consistent ineptitude.
— Kelly English (@kelly_english) November 9, 2018
Who thinks we can get a great Chancellor at Ole Miss now that the champion of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS Jeffrey Vitter (David’s brother) has resigned? Our Governor, Phil Bryant, has appointed all the members of the Board of Institutions of Higher Learning, so we’ll see.
— Doug Speights (@dougspeights) November 9, 2018
Vitter Gone. Praise be the day. Finally a step in the right direction.
— Sanford Moore (@SanfordMoorePGA) November 9, 2018
It is one hell of an honor to have Dr. Jeff Vitter’s signature on my diploma as @UMchancellor.
— Seth Dickinson (@Seth_Dickinson) November 9, 2018
Best news all day! Vitter was a joke and I’m glad he’s now gone #ByeFelicia
— Sal Sanchez III (@sallyboy127) November 9, 2018
Hate to see anyone lose their job but Vitter needed to go. Big move for Ole Miss that has to happen. #HottyToddy
— Nozzy (@matt_noz) November 9, 2018
I’m almost always against firing people. I hate the idea that firing someone automatically makes everything okay. I think you have to invest more into people when they’re struggling at their job.
I will pack up Jeff Vitter’s house and load the UHAUL by myself if I need to.
— Collin Brister (@CollinBrister) November 9, 2018