Bishop Joseph Johnson
Oct. 25, 2019—The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center marked its 35th anniversary during Reunion Weekend, celebrating the impact of its innovative programming, support and services to students, faculty and staff at Vanderbilt.
Oct. 16, 2019—The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center will celebrate its 35th anniversary during Reunion Weekend. The center, which was dedicated in April 1984, will mark the milestone with numerous events and programs.
Apr. 26, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today the second series of portraits honoring five Vanderbilt trailblazers. Zeppos has commissioned paintings of Dorothy Wingfield Phillips, K.C. Potter, David Williams II, Kate Lupton and Muhammad Yunus.
Oct. 15, 2018—We must ensure that the artwork displayed at Vanderbilt celebrates role models that inspire all members of our rich mosaic, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week's column.
Oct. 15, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos unveiled four portraits on Saturday that are part of a new “Vanderbilt Trailblazers” series to honor members of the Vanderbilt community who broke barriers at the university and in society at large.
Feb. 27, 2017—Vanderbilt recently celebrated Equality Weekend, a two-day event that honored 21 of Nashville’s civil rights leaders and marked the 50th anniversary of Vanderbilt breaking the SEC’s color barrier with men’s basketball players Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard. The 21 leaders were honored at the Commodores’ men’s basketball game on Feb. 18 and the women’s game on Feb. 19—both Vanderbilt victories.
Nominations due Feb. 8 for Johnson Award recognizing faculty leadership in equity, diversity and inclusion
Jan. 18, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has announced the establishment of the Joseph A. Johnson, Jr. Distinguished Leadership Professor Award, to be given annually beginning at the 2016 Spring Faculty Assembly. The award will recognize a faculty member whose contributions have enhanced equity, diversity and inclusion in the university’s academic endeavors.
Oct. 8, 2014—It's been 50 years since eight African American students first enrolled as undergraduates at Vanderbilt. The university is marking this and other milestones with a new website and with banners displayed in a central location on campus.
Oct. 2, 2014—An esteemed group of panelists will reflect on Bishop Joseph A. Johnson Jr. as a scholar, a bishop and a civil rights activist in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth and the 60th anniversary of his graduation as Vanderbilt’s first African American student.
Aug. 19, 2014—The late Bishop Joseph Johnson, the Rev. Becca Stevens and the Rev. Dr. Thomas Ogletree are the 2014 Divinity/GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae.