Hill to convene first meeting of Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Council on diversity, equity and inclusion

George Hill (John Russell/Vanderbilt University)

Eleven faculty members from across campus have been invited to serve on the Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Council, which will provide input to George Hill, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity offer.

“I want to listen to their ideas, recommendations and concerns,” Hill said of the group. “The more input we can have, the better our decisions will address needs and challenges, and address the vision of Chancellor Zeppos.”

The council will meet twice each semester to discuss equity, diversity and inclusion across campus, share best practices, and discuss where challenges remain. Its first meeting is set for March 7.

Deans across campus were invited to appoint an administrative dean or senior faculty member to the council. The members are:

  • Keivan Stassun, senior associate dean for graduate education and research, College of Arts and Science
  • Philip Dikeman, associate professor of flute, Blair School of Music
  • Nina Warnke, assistant dean, The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt
  • Amy Steele, assistant dean for student life, Divinity School
  • William H. Robinson, associate dean, School of Engineering
  • Don Brunson, assistant dean for diversity, Graduate School
  • Terry Maroney, professor of law, professor of Medicine, Health, and Society, and co-director of the Social Justice Program
  • Andre L. Churchwell, senior associate dean for diversity affairs, School of Medicine
  • Jana Lauderdale, assistant dean, cultural diversity, School of Nursing
  • Nancy Hyer, associate dean for MBA programs, Owen Graduate School of Management
  • Monique Robinson-Nichols, associate dean for students and of equity, diversity, and inclusion, Peabody College
  • Consuela Knox, director of admissions operations and diversity recruiting manager

“Vanderbilt is committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion for its students, faculty and staff,” Hill said. “My aim is to bring together people working in all parts of campus and identify where we can learn from one another and support shared progress and synergy across the university.”

Learn more about the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion by visiting its website.