Jun. 10, 2020—A rapid response grant by the Henry Luce Foundation will continue the intensive humanitarian efforts of Vanderbilt Divinity School after tornadoes wreaked havoc across Tennessee, followed by COVID-19.
Jun. 3, 2020—Dawn Turton, associate provost for academic planning and operations, has been named chief of staff in the Office of the Chancellor, effective June 8, Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier has announced.
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.
May. 15, 2020—More than 2,700 members of the university community attended a virtual town hall to learn more about Vanderbilt’s four-phased Return to Campus Plan.
May. 15, 2020—Vanderbilt is moving forward in its partnership with the National Museum of African American Music, and faculty and staff are invited to a May 20 Zoom meeting to learn more about the collaboration.
A message to Vanderbilt University’s Class of 2020 from Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente
May. 8, 2020—In a video message to the Class of 2020, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente congratulates graduates on their many achievements, commends their perseverance during this challenging time, and confers upon them their Vanderbilt degrees.
May. 8, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced Vanderbilt’s 2020 Founder’s Medalists in a video message to the university community on May 8.
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. 22, 2020—The University Continuity Working Group will advise university leadership by providing feedback and recommendations that allow the university to continue operating safely and productively in the coming months, fall semester and year ahead.
Apr. 20, 2020—In her latest video message, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente discusses the strategies Vanderbilt is developing to control costs in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn, and expresses deep gratitude for staff, faculty and researchers for their dedication, strength and steadfastness during this challenging time.
Apr. 17, 2020—Tracy Sharpley-Whiting, a renowned scholar on race, gender and culture and chair of African American and Diaspora Studies, has won a Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.
Apr. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt University will use $2.8 million it receives as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to directly support students who have demonstrated need and are facing significant financial challenges due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.