Andre Churchwell

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    Churchwell recognized with national award for diversity achievement

    Dr. André L. Churchwell was honored with a Diamond Award for lifetime achievement in advancing diversity during a celebration that brought together prominent leaders in business, education, entertainment, government and more on Jan. 21. Read More

    Jan 30, 2023

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    Unity Project launches Vanderbilt Unity Lab; applications open for program trainers

    To cultivate transformational connections across campus, the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy will launch the Vanderbilt Unity Lab this spring. The Unity Lab will equip VU community members with the tools necessary to strengthen the bonds of cultural affinity and promote civil discourse. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to apply for program training positions. Read More

    Jan 18, 2023

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    University’s actions around equity, diversity and inclusion highlighted in annual report

    Vanderbilt University’s collective and augmented efforts during the past academic year to foster a sense of belonging at every level of campus are spotlighted in a new report from the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Read More

    Nov 30, 2022

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    From the Faculty Senate: An update on fall initiatives

    With a focus on community, clarity and communication, the Vanderbilt Faculty Senate has undertaken a number of initiatives this semester—including convening faculty and campus leaders for regular in-person meetings, celebrating both faculty and staff at the respective fall assemblies, and working closely with the administration to advance university priorities. Read More

    Nov 16, 2022

  • Andre Churchwell, MD poses for a photo on May 11, 2021. Photos by Donn Jones/Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

    Churchwell to discuss his book at lunchtime event Nov. 9

    The Initiative for Race Research and Justice will host an online event featuring Dr. André Churchwell, vice chancellor for outreach, inclusion and belonging and chief diversity officer at Vanderbilt University, on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Churchwell will discuss his book, The Other Side: A Collection of Writings and Drawings, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. Read More

    Oct 31, 2022

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    Churchwell named a Top 25 Diversity Leader by ‘Modern Healthcare’

    Dr. André L. Churchwell, vice chancellor for outreach, inclusion and belonging and chief diversity officer at Vanderbilt University, has been named a Top 25 Diversity Leader for 2022 by Modern Healthcare magazine. Read More

    Oct 18, 2022

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    Churchwell expands role with new title, position at Vanderbilt University

    Chancellor Daniel Diermeier has expanded Vice Chancellor André L. Churchwell’s role to include institutional belonging and community outreach. To reflect this expanded role, Churchwell’s title will now be vice chancellor of outreach, inclusion and belonging and chief diversity officer at Vanderbilt University. Read More

    Sep 28, 2022

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    Last day to complete staff census

    Vanderbilt University wants to expand its understanding and support of the campus community by encouraging staff members to participate in the staff census now through Oct. 31. The census typically takes about 10 minutes to complete. Read More

    Sep 21, 2022

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    A message to the Vanderbilt community regarding recent violence in California

    We are deeply distressed by the news of another shooting, this time at a church in Laguna Woods, California, write Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver and Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer André L. Churchwell in a message to the Vanderbilt community. Read More

    May 16, 2022

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    A message to the Vanderbilt community regarding the tragedy in Buffalo

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of life in Buffalo, New York, and horrified by reports that the incident Saturday afternoon was racially motivated, write Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver and Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer André L. Churchwell in a message to the Vanderbilt community. Read More

    May 15, 2022

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    Churchwell named to Nashville Public Schools Hall of Fame, recognized as 2022 distinguished alumnus

    Dr. André L. Churchwell, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, has been recognized as a distinguished alumnus of Metro Nashville Public Schools and named to the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s Public Schools Hall of Fame for 2022. Read More

    May 9, 2022

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    Daniel Diermeier formally installed as Vanderbilt University’s ninth chancellor

    In keynote remarks delivered at an investiture officially marking his tenure as Vanderbilt’s ninth chancellor, Daniel Diermeier urged the university community to seize this aspirational moment and join him in building “The Great University” for today’s world. Read More

    Apr 10, 2022

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    A message to the Vanderbilt community about spring holy days

    Vice Chancellor André L. Churchwell and University Chaplain Chris Donald remind the Vanderbilt community that many religious and spiritual traditions represented on campus will be observing significant spring holy days. The reminder is intended to be a tool to assist students, faculty and staff in being proactive when planning academic or work responsibilities. Read More

    Apr 1, 2022

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    Churchwell to discuss fashion and innovation in Vanderbilt Woman’s Club spring lecture

    Dr. André L. Churchwell, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, will discuss fashion and innovation in an upcoming lecture hosted by the Vanderbilt Woman’s Club. The talk will be on Friday, April 8, at noon at the Scarritt Bennett Center. Read More

    Mar 30, 2022

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    Chancellor Diermeier shares new research with multidisciplinary faculty group

    Chancellor Daniel Diermeier recently shared the manuscript for his forthcoming book on corporate reputation with a small group of faculty whose diverse areas of expertise reflect the cross-disciplinary approach of his academic research. Read More

    Mar 10, 2022

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    Owen Forward: 4 Takeaways from Jan. 31 DEI Corporate Leadership Panel

    On January 31, André Churchwell (BE’75), Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer for Vanderbilt University, led the Owen Forward: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Corporate Leaders Panel. Participants included Michele Ivey Frazier (MBA’93), Director of Operations and Leader of DEI of Music City Baseball, Chandra Vasser (MBA’97) Vice President and Chief EDI Officer at Nissan North America, and María del Carmen Triana, Cal Turner Chair in Moral Leadership and Professor of Management at Vanderbilt Business. Read More

    Feb 4, 2022

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    Vanderbilt leaders issue statement regarding threats against HBCUs

    Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver and Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer André L. Churchwell issue a statement in support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Read More

    Feb 2, 2022

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    The Vanderbilt Way: Far-reaching aspirations guide Vanderbilt, even during turbulent year

    In my first year as chancellor, I witnessed the extraordinary efforts of everyone in the Vanderbilt community to carry on our mission of scholarship, creative expression and education despite the multiple challenges we faced. It was our proudest moment, but moreover, it clarified my initial impressions of the enduring strength of Vanderbilt’s culture. Read More

    Jan 30, 2022

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    Vanderbilt launches new group for Asian American and Pacific Islander alumni 

    Vanderbilt has launched a new alumni affinity group for Vanderbilt’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, supporting the diaspora and beyond. The AAPI Association of Vanderbilt Alumni (AAVA) aims to connect alumni with one another as well as with current students and the broader Vanderbilt community.   Read More

    Jan 19, 2022

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    WATCH: Poet Nikky Finney honors the wisdom of Black women at virtual MLK Day keynote event

    Acclaimed poet and activist Nikky Finney paid tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by honoring the generations of Black women who nurtured, educated and inspired King and countless others through what she calls the "motherload of knowledge." Finney was the keynote speaker at Vanderbilt University’s Jan. 17 virtual commemoration. Read More

    Jan 19, 2022