Students, Faculty, Staff Encouraged to Attend UM Town Hall

The second annual UM Town Hall is scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 11) at The Inn at Ole Miss.

OXFORD, Miss. – The second annual University of Mississippi Town Hall is set for 3 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 11) in the Gertrude C. Ford Ballroom of The Inn at Ole Miss.

All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to come hear about exciting initiatives in Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter’s “State of the U,” be among the first to learn about the university’s new strategic plan from Provost Noel Wilkin, share ideas about our future and interact with university leaders and other members of the UM community.

The session will be moderated by David Magee, longtime Oxford resident, Ole Miss alumnus and publisher of The Oxford Eagle.

In keeping with Vitter’s commitment to transparency and broad communication, the first-ever universitywide Town Hall was conducted in August 2016. The results of that dynamic and interactive event engaged the university community in the first steps toward developing a shared vision for UM.

In fact, more than 550 ideas were shared by hundreds of faculty, staff and students around the themes of (1) academic excellence, (2) vibrant and healthy communities, (3) athletics excellence and (4) people, places and resources. Those ideas have served as the foundation of the university’s new strategic plan, which will be unveiled Wednesday at this year’s event. 

Be sure to attend the Town Hall as we continue developing plans and next steps to harness the transformative power of higher education. For those unable to attend, the event will be live-streamed on the university’s official YouTube channel, To share your thoughts on how we can continue to improve and take the University of Mississippi to the next level of greatness before and during the event, please visit this link.