Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver has announced a search for the faculty director of the Ingram Scholars Program. The faculty director will report to Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Tiffiny Tung. Applications for the position should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and an email approval to apply from the candidate’s chair and dean. The application deadline is July 7. Send all documents as one pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org. The faculty director will be announced in August, will attend some Ingram Scholars Program events in the fall and begin serving in January 2024.
Conceived in 1993 by E. Bronson Ingram, chairman of the Vanderbilt Board of Trust from 1991 to 1995, the Ingram Scholarship Program supports students who demonstrate a willingness and ability to combine a successful career with a lifelong commitment to philanthropy and finding solutions to critical societal problems. Ingram Scholars receive full tuition, all required fees and the value of on-campus housing each year, plus a stipend for a summer service project.
The goals of the program are:
- To facilitate academic, professional and service opportunities relating to each scholar’s respective interests and career plans through advising, seminars, internship placements, projects, travel and collaboration
- To maximize opportunities that prepare scholars for professional careers involving a commitment to solving critical social problems
- To strengthen the connections between academic learning and engaged service
- To develop an understanding of the relevant financial, legal and organizational constructs involved in high-impact philanthropy
- To foster a strong sense of community among the Ingram Scholars, alumni and our key partners on campus and in the community
Since the Ingram Scholars program launched in 1994, there have been 333 total graduates and current scholars in the program. Former Ingram Scholars make up a robust alumni network that stays connected through annual reunions and activities with current scholars. The hallmark program is a priority for the Ingram family, who, since the program’s inception, have been active mentors to current Ingram Scholars and to alumni.
Brian L. Heuser, associate professor of the practice in the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations at Peabody College of education and human development, who has served two terms as faculty director, will conclude his service in December 2023 and return to his full-time faculty role at Peabody College.
The Ingram Scholars Program is within the Office of Undergraduate Education in the Office of the Provost. The program will celebrate its 30th anniversary in November. For more information about the Ingram Scholars Program, visit the Ingram Scholars Program website. This announcement and the position description are available here.