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Vitter Steps Down as Chancellor, Will Return as Faculty Member

Officials at the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board confirmed Jeffery Vitter has resigned as chancellor of the University of Mississippi. University Communications has not yet released an official statement. 

Vitter will serve as Chancellor through Jan. 3, 2019 and continue as a tenured Distinguished Professor in the School of Engineering’s Department of Computer and Information Science, according to a release.

Sources tell Hottytoddy.com the University of Mississippi Foundation bought out his contract that would have expired in 2020. 

“Dr. Vitter has made substantial contributions to the University of Mississippi during his three years as Chancellor,” said IHL President Shane Hooper said in the release. “His leadership has moved the university forward in numerous ways and we are grateful for his service.”

Vitter said there is no more important role on a university campus than as a faculty member.

“I am excited about the opportunity as a faculty member to advance the university’s research and academic excellence. Both Sharon and I will remain strong citizens of Rebel Nation,” he said. 

An interim chancellor will be named soon, the release said. 

Hottytoddy.com continues to await comment from administration. 

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