Chancellor’s Faculty Town Hall Feb. 22 to focus on priorities for upcoming capital campaign

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a second town hall with faculty members on Friday, Feb. 22, to discuss the fundraising priorities that should drive the university’s next capital campaign. The town hall, which will include lunch, will take place in the Memorial Room of Alumni Hall from noon to 1:30 p.m. Faculty planning to attend the town hall are asked to RSVP.

The university is in the planning stages of an upcoming capital campaign that will include a significant focus on raising funds to fulfill long-term goals of the Academic Strategic Plan, which was developed with the input of hundreds of faculty members from across the university.

At the Feb. 1 faculty town hall, which began the conversation on fundraising priorities, faculty-initiated questions and suggestions focused on topics such as resources for enhancing research infrastructure, the engagement of thought leaders, raising money for Ph.D. education, and hiring strategies for top-tier talent in the natural sciences and beyond.

Past capital campaigns have funded initiatives that have shaped the Vanderbilt experience, including endowed chairs and professorships, Opportunity Vanderbilt, initiatives in research and graduate education, residential colleges, and much more.