Vanderbilt’s partnerships across state celebrated at Day on the Hill

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) and Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos at Vanderbilt Day on the Hill Feb. 16. (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt)

Vanderbilt Day on the Hill Feb. 16 provided an opportunity to thank members of the Tennessee General Assembly for their service to the state and for their continuing partnerships with the university.

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Beth Fortune and Deputy Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and CEO of the Vanderbilt Health System C. Wright Pinson were among the Vanderbilt administrators who sat down with key legislative leaders during the day in meetings organized by Vanderbilt’s chief advocate at Legislative Plaza, Assistant Vice Chancellor for State Government Relations Nathan Green.

(L-r) Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos speaks with Rep. Charles Sargent (R-Franklin) and Rep. Jimmy Eldridge (R-Jackson) at Vanderbilt’s 2016 Day on the Hill. (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt)

Vanderbilt provided breakfast in the Legislative Cafeteria for state lawmakers and their staffs as part of the day’s activities. The Blair Jazz Quartet filled the hallways with classic jazz standards.

“Day on the Hill is a great opportunity to express our gratitude to lawmakers, to continue to build important partnerships, to remind state government of Vanderbilt’s importance to Tennessee’s economic vitality, and to express our pride in being part of this great state,” Green said.

Sen. Jeff Yarbro (D-Nashville) and C. Wright Pinson, deputy vice chancellor for health affairs, at Vanderbilt Day on the Hill. (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt)