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Open Mind: Bringing the Vanderbilt Way to Life

Feb. 26, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente writes about Vanderbilt's Strategic Plan for Athletics in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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Vanderbilt University sets course for future of Athletics

Feb. 26, 2020—Vanderbilt University today shared a vision and strategy that sets the stage for a new era of success and achievement for the Commodores—one that is rooted in delivering the preeminent student-athlete experience in college athletics.

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Lee discusses the Vanderbilt Way

Feb. 19, 2020—Candice Storey Lee holds three degrees from Vanderbilt Peabody College and has served as an integral leader at the university and in Athletics for almost 20 years. As a former standout student-athlete, she understands the Vanderbilt Way firsthand.

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Landmark Moment: Candice Lee named interim athletics director

Feb. 17, 2020—Former Vanderbilt standout student-athlete Candice Storey Lee, BS’00, MEd’02, EdD’12, has become the university’s first female athletics director and the first African American woman to head a Southeastern Conference athletics program.

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Former student-athlete and longtime Commodore to lead Vanderbilt Athletics as first female athletic director

Feb. 4, 2020—In a landmark moment, Vanderbilt University Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced Tuesday that Candice Storey Lee, a former standout student-athlete and three-time graduate of the university, has been named interim vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and interim athletic director, effective immediately.

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Employee Appreciation Women’s Basketball Family Fest set for Feb. 20

Jan. 31, 2020—Vanderbilt University employees and their families are invited to cheer on the Commodore women’s basketball team as they take on the Missouri Tigers on Thursday, Feb 20. This free Employee Appreciation event begins with a Family Fest at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Practice Gym, followed by the game at 7 p.m.

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Student-athlete Abbey Carlson: Engineer and golfer

Jan. 31, 2020—The ability to play top-level golf would be enough for most college students. But it barely scratches the surface of what drives Vanderbilt standout Abbey Carlson.

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Faculty Senate to host town hall discussing Athletics Strategic Plan Feb. 5

Jan. 27, 2020—The Faculty Senate is partnering with Vanderbilt Athletics in its effort to develop a new Athletics Strategic Plan. The senate will host a town hall on Wednesday, Feb. 5, beginning at 1 p.m. at the School of Nursing’s Frist Hall, Room 140.

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David Williams II honored with Pat Summitt Award

Jan. 20, 2020—David Williams II, former vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director, has been named the recipient of the 2020 NCAA President’s Pat Summitt Award. Gail Williams will accept the award on her late husband’s behalf Jan. 23 at the NCAA Convention in Anaheim, California.

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Vanderbilt alumnus makes $5M gift to advance Commodores basketball program

Jan. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt University today announced that Seattle-area businessman and Vanderbilt alumnus George B. Huber, BA’79, and his wife Cathy have made a $5 million gift to support the men’s basketball program. The gift will be used to enhance facilities and support services.

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VU Pride game is Sunday vs. South Carolina

Jan. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt Athletics will host the university’s first-ever Pride game on Sunday, Jan. 12, when the women’s basketball team takes on South Carolina beginning at 4 p.m. in Memorial Gym.

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Commodores to honor winning teams of SEC regular season titles

Jan. 8, 2020—The 1965, 1974 and 1993 Southeastern Conference regular season championship teams will be honored during three Commodore men’s basketball games this season, with the 1974 team to be recognized first this Saturday during Vanderbilt’s game with Texas A&M at Memorial Gym.

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