Author: Princine Lewis
Robinson to lead Office for Inclusive Excellence; Thomas-Hunt named Airbnb head of global diversity and belonging
May. 8, 2019—William H. Robinson, associate dean for academic success at the School of Engineering, will lead the Office for Inclusive Excellence as interim vice provost for strategic initiatives beginning June 1. Robinson takes on this new role following the departure of Melissa Thomas-Hunt, who has accepted a position with the executive team at Airbnb in San Francisco as their head of global diversity and belonging.
Award-winning director Ava DuVernay, American soccer icon Abby Wambach, best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates headline Impact Symposium March 25-27
Mar. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt's 2019 Impact Symposium will feature Ava DuVernay, whose directorial work includes the Oscar-winning historical drama "Selma" and the Oscar-nominated "13th"; Abby Wambach, Olympic gold medalist and World Cup soccer champion; and Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of the best-selling "Between the World and Me," which won the National Book Award in 2015.
Feb. 1, 2019—Malcolm Turner began his first official day as Vanderbilt’s new vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director today, Feb. 1.
Jan. 31, 2019—Last fiscal year, the market value of Vanderbilt’s endowment increased 11.4 percent, making it one of the fastest growing endowments out of the about 800 reporting institutions in the recently released 2018 NACUBO-TIAA Study of Endowments.
Jan. 28, 2019—Vanderbilt has joined with peers in the Association of American Universities (AAU) to share concerns and provide observations about the likely effects of the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed new Title IX regulations.
Dec. 11, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has named Malcolm Turner, a proven and highly accomplished sports business executive with a passion for the transformative power of education, as the university’s new vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director. Turner, a member of the NBA’s senior leadership team and president of the NBA G League, will join the university on Feb. 1.
Oct. 5, 2018—Vanderbilt announced today the establishment of a search committee and an advisory council for the recruitment of the university’s new vice chancellor for athletics and athletics director.
Sep. 11, 2018—Williams will return to teaching after a distinguished 27-year career in higher education administration and will establish a new Sports, Law & Society Program at Vanderbilt Law School.
Aug. 19, 2018—Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center are offering tips for those planning to check out Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “On the Run II" tour stop at Vanderbilt Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 23.
Aug. 16, 2018—Expect traffic changes and heavy volume near Vanderbilt on Thursday, Aug. 23, when Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “On the Run II” tour makes a stop at Vanderbilt Stadium.
Jul. 5, 2018—Vanderbilt University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are combining their expertise in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computation to address pressing problems in biology.
May. 29, 2018—"Chancellor Zeppos’ compensation reflects the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust’s belief in his vision and his ability to continue to steward the university – investing in leading-edge research and educating and deploying diverse leaders – to address society’s most pressing issues," said Bruce Evans, Vanderbilt University Board of Trust.