On Wednesday, June 17, Vice-Chancellor Reuben Brigety marked his first day in that office with a Morning Prayer service followed by remarks to the Sewanee family.
On Wednesday, June 17, Vice-Chancellor Reuben Brigety marked his first day in that office with a sunrise Morning Prayer service followed by remarks to the Sewanee family and community, both via video. Brigety, former dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University and former U.S. ambassador to the African Union, was elected the 17th vice-chancellor in February.
The events followed a day of recognition and appreciation for (now) Vice-Chancellor Emeritus John McCardell as he concluded his service as Sewanee’s vice-chancellor.
Also in his first week, as students prepare to return to colleges transformed by the events of recent weeks, Vice-Chancellor Brigety on TIME.com called for academic leaders to prepare for the monumental challenges of both dealing with a pandemic and fighting for racial justice in America. "The young people who are protesting in the streets this summer, and who will be sitting in our classrooms in the fall, do not want progress. They want change.”