Jul. 1, 2020—Vanderbilt is committed to doing whatever it takes to create an environment in which all members of our community can thrive and contribute to their full potential, write Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer André Churchwell in a message to the university community.
Jul. 1, 2020—In a wide-ranging interview, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier discusses growing up as a first-generation student in a divided Germany, taking the helm during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the collaborative culture that has fueled Vanderbilt’s success.
Vanderbilt medical experts discuss health disparities, inequities during COVID-19 on webinar co-hosted with SEC chief diversity officers
Jun. 26, 2020—More than 600 attendees from across the Southeast participated in a June 24 webinar on COVID-19 health disparities hosted by Vanderbilt and presented by the chief diversity officers of universities in the Southeastern Conference.
Office of Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to host Memorial Service Against Racism with university leaders
Jun. 24, 2020—Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. André L. Churchwell will host a memorial event on Monday, June 29, to honor George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks and the countless lives lost due to anti-Black racism and police brutality in the United States.
Vanderbilt celebrates Supreme Court decision protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers
Jun. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt University is celebrating Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers from employment discrimination. The university has prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation since 1991 and expanded its nondiscrimination policy to include gender identity in 2008.
Chief diversity officers of the SEC to present a COVID-19 webinar on health disparities, inequities and possible solutions June 24
Jun. 15, 2020—Chief diversity officers from across the Southeastern Conference will offer a webinar on Wednesday, June 24, exploring the intersection of race and the COVID-19 health crisis. The Vanderbilt-hosted webinar is free and open to the public.
Jun. 5, 2020—The university has scheduled additional listening sessions for staff next week to provide a space for discussion about how Vanderbilt can meaningfully respond and take tangible next steps for action in the wake of George Floyd’s death and subsequent protests for racial justice in a number of cities.
Robinson named vice provost for academic advancement, executive director of Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence
Jun. 3, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente today announced the appointment of William H. Robinson as Vanderbilt’s vice provost for academic advancement and executive director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence.
Jun. 1, 2020—In the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer and subsequent protests for racial justice in a number of cities, the university will host a series of listening sessions for students, staff, faculty and postdoctoral scholars.
Statement from Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion André L. Churchwell regarding the death of George Floyd
May. 31, 2020—Dr. André L. Churchwell, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, reflects on the death of George Floyd, the age-old "virus" of racism, and the role universities, like Vanderbilt, can play in working toward a solution.
May. 27, 2020—André L. Churchwell has been named vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University after serving in the interim role since June 2019.
Vanderbilt joins national and regional councils to increase supplier diversity across the university
May. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt has joined two organizations, the TriState Minority Supplier Development Council and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, as part of the university’s efforts to increase engagement with diverse suppliers.