A Man to Meet the Moment

Reuben Brigety agreed to be Sewanee’s 17th vice-chancellor just weeks before the world exploded in crisis. Now, with his tenure starting during one of the most challenging periods in Sewanee history, the global statesman will draw on a world of experience to lead the University.

On the morning of his election by the Board of Trustees in February, the man who would soon be named 17th vice-chancellor of the University of the South woke up in a comfortably appointed second-floor golf-course-side room in the Sewanee Inn. Just below where he stood was the former site of a dining establishment that would have refused him service based on the color of his skin before it closed in 1962.

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