Sunday, April 2, 2023

Incoming Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter Invites Dialogue Via Social Media Account

Incoming Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter Courtesy Ole Miss News
Incoming Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter
Courtesy Ole Miss News

Incoming University of Mississippi Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter is taking the position into a new era with the launch of a new Twitter account. He will be the first Ole Miss chancellor to take advantage of the popular communication tool while in office.

UM students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, media and the public are invited to interact with him at @UMchancellor. Vitter, a New Orleans native, assumes his duties as the university’s 17th chancellor in January.

“I’ve been an enthusiastic Twitter user because it lets me connect with so many people,” Vitter said. “Thousands of students, faculty, staff and friends of the university couldn’t be reached as effectively and as often any other way.”

Vitter said he will share photos, video snippets, comments and links that give followers a front-row seat and insight into his activities as chancellor, and he looks forward to hearing from followers directly.

“I’m always interested in knowing what’s on people’s minds, particularly when it relates to making Ole Miss greater than ever,” he said.

The university’s official Twitter account, @OleMissRebels, will post tweets this week (Nov. 30-Dec. 4) to draw awareness to Vitter’s account. The message reads, “Our new chancellor is on Twitter. Follow @UMchancellor and welcome Dr. Vitter to #olemiss!”

Courtesy Edwin Smith & Ole Miss News