Vanderbilt University is grateful to Chancellor Zeppos for his leadership and stewardship over the past 11 years.
Vanderbilt’s eighth chancellor, Nicholas S. Zeppos, will step down on Aug. 15 after serving the university for more than 11 years in the role. Under Zeppos’ leadership, Vanderbilt’s achievements and reputation have soared as the university committed to delivering a world-class education to all qualified students.
The university has become one of America’s leading and most innovative research universities during his tenure as chancellor, jumping to its highest-ever ranking of #14 on the U.S. News World and Report rankings. Zeppos launched Opportunity Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt’s pioneering financial aid program that eliminated loans from undergraduate financial aid packages and opened the doors of the university wider. He led the university through the complex restructuring of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center into two separate entities.
Vanderbilt University is grateful to Chancellor Zeppos for his leadership and stewardship over the past 11 years. He has left an indelible imprint on this great university and positioned it for a remarkable future.
The Commodore’s Farewell: The Nashville Business Journal profiles Chancellor Zeppos as he reaches the end of his tenure leading Vanderbilt
Strong Foundations: Vanderbilt’s 2018-19 annual report highlighting Chancellor Zeppos’ final year leading the university
The Zeppos Report: Listen to Chancellor Zeppos’ podcast with guests including Ken Burns, Amitav Ghosh and Carly Fiorina
Trustee Emeritus Michael Ainslie writes in the Tennessean about how Chancellor Zeppos transformed Vanderbilt