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.
The Search for Sewanee's 17th Vice-Chancellor and President
On Aug. 27, 2019, John McCardell announced that he will step down as Sewanee's vice-chancellor and president in July 2020. Over the last 10 years, the University of the South has experienced an unrivaled period of success. Sewanee has enjoyed record applications to the College, growth in the School of Theology, and increasing recognition as a leading national liberal arts university.
The University will close its current fundraising campaign in 2020, having eclipsed the original $250 million goal ahead of schedule. Additionally, the University has restored Sewanee’s long commitment to meeting 100% of the demonstrated financial need of admitted students, furthering the goal of keeping the cost of a top-quality college education more affordable and predictable.
For its 17th vice-chancellor and president, Sewanee seeks a bold, inspired leader whose professional experiences and personal values align with Sewanee’s community-oriented ethos.