Chancellor Vitter thanks Mayor Pat Patterson

Published 9:48 am Friday, April 7, 2017

Thank you, Pat!

On behalf of the entire Ole Miss family — students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and friends — thank you for your work as mayor of Oxford in partnering with the university to maintain and enhance the finest town-gown relationship in the country.

Thank you for your leadership in this special LOU community made up of the county, city and university.  I have the privilege of working with many people who do the things — big and small — that make Oxford and Ole Miss a sought-after destination and home for students, retirees, scholars, entrepreneurs, families and so many others.

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The growth of Ole Miss, Oxford and Lafayette County requires that we work together closely, and although we have infrequently disagreed here and there about an issue, there was never a doubt about your commitment to finding the best outcome for all of us.

On a personal level, Sharon and I want to thank you for making us feel so welcome.  Your friendship and counsel were important to us when we arrived at Ole Miss, and I look forward to continuing our friendship as you leave the Mayor’s office.

Thanks, Pat!

Jeffrey S. Vitter


The University of Mississippi