Board of Trust
May. 12, 2016—Hoping to ensure that the door to a Vanderbilt education is open to every talented student inspired Board of Trust member Dr. Robert Schiff Jr., BS’77, a Cincinnati pediatrician, to make a transformative $10,000,000 commitment to Opportunity Vanderbilt.
Apr. 22, 2016—The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust has elected Bruce R. Evans to succeed Mark F. Dalton as chair and Jeffrey J. Rothschild to succeed Jackson W. Moore as vice chair, effective July 1, 2017. The board also approved the addition of five new members.
Apr. 6, 2016—Edward G. Nelson, a prominent banker, civic leader and longtime member of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, has died at the age of 84.
Feb. 29, 2016—With the completion of several major projects in recent years like The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, the Student Life Center, Warren and Moore colleges—along with the new Engineering and Science Building, now nearing completion—Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain says several factors make this is an ideal time to embark on a new land-use plan.
Feb. 17, 2016—Thirteen incoming first-year students have been chosen as the newest members of Vanderbilt's Ingram Scholarship program. The 13 are among 1,050 high school seniors who applied.
Sep. 14, 2015—The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust has elected the members of the governing board for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. This independent board will immediately begin planning for VUMC to operate as a separate entity and will govern the Medical Center once its financial and administrative transition from the university is complete.
Jul. 31, 2015—Vanderbilt Magazine spoke to several members of the Commodore community about their experiences as the first in their families to graduate from college. Here are the stories they shared.
May. 22, 2015—Judson Graves Randolph, a member of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust for more than two decades and a longtime chief surgeon at Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., died May 17.
Apr. 16, 2015—The newest member of the Vanderbilt Board of Trust is Alexander C. Taylor, an executive with Cox Enterprises.
Apr. 14, 2015—Levi Watkins Jr., a renowned cardiac surgeon, champion of racial equality and diversity, and the first African American to be admitted to and graduate from Vanderbilt's School of Medicine, died Saturday from complications after suffering a stroke.
Mar. 23, 2015—Lauren A. Benton, a distinguished administrator and influential scholar in international legal history, has been named dean of the College of Arts and Science, effective July 1. Benton is Silver Professor of History and affiliate professor of law at New York University, where she currently is dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science.
Feb. 18, 2015—Thirteen incoming first-year students have been chosen as the newest members of the Ingram Scholarship program. The 13 are among 831 high school seniors who applied for the prestigious program.