Installation Convocation

On Thursday, Oct. 19, in a service in All Saints' Chapel, Robert W. Pearigen was formally installed as the University of the South's 18th vice-chancellor. If you missed the livestream, you can watch it here and read more about the service.

Installation Week Photos

The installation of the 18th vice-chancellor was as colorful as it was meaningful. Enjoy the sights from the procession into All Saints' Chapel, the installation service, and other events from a historic week on the Mountain.

Thinking Anew

Before Rob Pearigen, C'76, was formally installed as Sewanee’s 18th vice-chancellor on Oct. 19, he took part in “Thinking Anew: A Conversation on the Interplay of the Liberal Arts, the Church, and Civil Society” with Pulitzer Prize–winning author and political commentator Jon Meacham, C'91, and the Rt. Rev. Phoebe Roaf, bishop of West Tennessee. Watch the recording here.

Rob's Bailiwick

In honor of the installation of the 18th vice-chancellor, poet Richard Tillinghast, C’62, reflects on the sights, the sounds, the people, and the “sacrament of learning” that define Sewanee.


Rob Pearigen, C’76, shares his thoughts on returning to the Mountain, Sewanee’s future, defining characteristics of the Sewanee experience, and higher education’s enduring role in society.