Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter announced on Friday that he intends to resign from his position before the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Vitter will continue to serve as Chancellor through January 3, 2019, and will join faculty as a computer and information science professor after his resignation. After officially arriving on campus in Jan. 2016, Vitter has lead the university through a nearly three year period including an NCAA investigation, an official change of the university’s mascot and the implementation of contextualization efforts on campus. Browse our gallery for a view of what Vitter’s time on campus looked like.
Chancellor Vitter takes a selfie in front of the Union during his first Welcome Week on campus in 2016. File photo: Ariel Cobbert
Jeffrey Vitter stands on the field of the Superdome in New Orleans after Ole Miss’ 48-20 victory over Oklahoma State in the 2016 Sugar Bowl. File photo.
Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter poses for a photo with freshman biology major Haley Williams during the 2016 installation of Rebels Against Sexual Assault’s “Take Back the Night” event. File photo: Ariel Cobbert
Chancellor Vitter spends time in the ball pit with strangers Tuesday at the union as a part of welcome week. File photo: Ariel Cobbert
Chancellor Vitter speaks at a Listening Session for the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on History and Context in March 2017 at The Inn at Ole Miss. File photo: Cameron Brooks
Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter and Athletics Director Ross Bjork speak to the ASB Senate about plans to change the Ole Miss Athletics mascot to the Landshark in 2017. File photo by Marlee Crawford
Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter takes his annual panoramic picture of the freshman class during Convocation in 2017. File photo: Taylar Teel
Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter addresses the crowd at an open forum at Nutt Auditorium discussing the Facebook post made by Ed Meek. File photo by Devna Bose
Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter expresses his grievances with the additional sanctions laid out by the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions in Dec. 2017 . File photo by Billy Schuerman
University of Southern Mississippi president Rodney D. Bennett, right, and University of Mississippi Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter, confer at the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning’s monthly meeting in Jackson last month. Members of the state College Board voted to strip Ed Meek’s name from the Meek School of Journalism and New Media nearly a month after his Facebook post drew backlash for being racist. AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis