Board of Trust
Lasting and Meaningful Change: NFL executive Adolpho A. Birch III, JD’91, discusses diversity on campus and athlete activism
Sep. 10, 2020—Birch, the new chief legal officer and senior vice president of business affairs for the Tennessee Titans, recently was named chair of a new Vanderbilt Board of Trust ad hoc committee that is partnering with university leadership to evaluate and recommend policies around equity, diversity and inclusion. Here he discusses the work of the committee, the rise in athlete activism, and his favorite Nashville sports memory.
Jul. 15, 2020—Longtime NFL executive and Vanderbilt Law School alumnus Adolpho Birch III has been named as chair of a new Board of Trust ad hoc committee that will partner with university leadership to evaluate and recommend policies around equity, diversity and inclusion.
Jun. 29, 2020—The Vanderbilt Board of Trust pays tribute to Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente with a resolution and appoints her Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair.
Diermeier shares message of optimism, announces upcoming virtual gatherings with Vanderbilt community
May. 29, 2020—Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier shared a message this week with the Vanderbilt community and announced a series of virtual gatherings throughout the month of June for students and their families, staff, faculty and alumni.
May. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt University has received an $8 million commitment to create the Nicholas S. Zeppos Scholarship, honoring the institution’s eighth chancellor. The Sarah and Ross Perot Jr. Foundation made the gift to recognize Zeppos’ extraordinary tenure as Vanderbilt chancellor from 2008 through 2019.
Apr. 22, 2020—The president and CEO of Nasdaq and a respected leader in the health care industry are among the new elected members of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust.
Apr. 9, 2020—Vanderbilt has lost three prominent members of the university community in recent weeks: Hans Stoll, the Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker Jr. Professor of Finance, Emeritus; Brownlee O. Currey Jr., an alumnus and emeritus trustee; and John Loomis, an alumnus and former member of the Vanderbilt Board of Trust.
Apr. 9, 2020—John R. Loomis, a former alumni trustee on the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, philanthropist and investment adviser, died March 31 from long-term health issues. The Larchmont, New York, resident was 90.
Mar. 27, 2020—Brownlee O. Currey Jr., an alumnus, emeritus trustee, financial services executive and entrepreneur noted for his philanthropic leadership at Vanderbilt University and in the community, has died. He was 91.
Mar. 17, 2020—The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust has established the new Ad Hoc Committee on University COVID-19 Response to support the university's actions around COVID-19.
Dec. 4, 2019—Dear Vanderbilt Community, After a comprehensive search informed by our community, I am proud to announce that the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust has named the university’s ninth chancellor: Daniel Diermeier. Daniel is a distinguished and pathbreaking leader, scholar and teacher who currently serves as provost at the University of Chicago and is a member...