Chancellor Daniel Diermeier discussed Vanderbilt University’s global ambitions and the implications of major events taking place this semester toward those goals at a virtual all-staff meeting on March 1.
During the conversation with university staff, Diermeier gave details about Clinton Global Initiative University, hosted on campus March 3-5; the university’s yearlong Sesquicentennial celebration launching March 24; the start of the Dare to Grow campaign on April 21; Vanderbilt’s upcoming Giving Day; Commencement; and more.
Diermeier said that each of these events will serve to enhance Vanderbilt’s global reputation, improve the university’s ability to attract and retain the best talent—including staff, faculty and students—and benefit the work each of us does by informing it from a global perspective.
“To fully realize our founders’ vision, we must now make Vanderbilt known as one of the great universities of the world. It is the next step in our evolution,” Diermeier said. “The events that we’re all working so hard on are key to that effort. Thank you all, again, for your contributions.”
Staff are also reminded to submit nominations for the Spring Staff Awards by Friday, March 10, and for the “50 Ideas, 50 Solutions, 50 Days of Innovating the Next 150 Years of Vanderbilt University” initiative to The Wond’ry’s digital suggestion box by Sunday, March 12.
In addition, staff members are asked to take a few minutes to provide feedback on the March 1 virtual discussion. Please complete the brief survey here.