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 by the Board of Trustees as the University’s 17th vice-chancellor.
Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety II
The University of the South celebrates the election of Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety II as Sewanee's 17th vice-chancellor and president. He 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. In selecting Ambassador Brigety to serve as vice-chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor Search Committee found that he is uniquely positioned, as he put it, to “bring Sewanee to the world and the world to Sewanee.” Explore this site to learn more about Vice-Chancellor-elect Brigety and his vision for Sewanee.