Reuben E. Brigety II, dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University and former U.S. ambassador to the African Union, has been elected Sewanee’s 17th vice-chancellor and president by the Board of Trustees. Brigety is a native Southerner whose life and distinguished career have taken him from the U.S. Naval Academy to the University of Cambridge, and from Africa to Washington, D.C.
Sewanee is the state of Tennessee’s host for a “power dialog” webinar to be held simultaneously with others in every U.S. state plus Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. The Solve Climate by 2030 webinars aim to focus Americans on state-level and local solutions to climate change.
Boucher, a natural resources and the environment major, is currently sailing in the Caribbean aboard a tall ship ocean research vessel.
The Carnegie Foundation has selected the University of the South for its 2020 Community Engagement Classification, a designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement. Sewanee is one of only 18 U.S. liberal arts colleges focusing on the arts and sciences to receive this designation in 2020.
The University of the South is expanding its financial aid program to meet the full need of admitted students who qualify for financial aid, starting with the first-year students who arrive in fall 2020.