Jan. 7, 2019—With David Williams’ retirement, a golden era of Commodore athletics ends.
Nov. 19, 2018—Ten years ago we launched one of the nation’s boldest financial aid programs, Opportunity Vanderbilt, which replaced need-based loans with grants and scholarships. Our goal was to attract more and more supremely talented students to take part in our cherished undergraduate experience, regardless of their economic circumstances.
Nov. 19, 2018—As 70-year-old Williams nears the end of a 15-year run leading Vanderbilt athletics—and his 27th year as a senior administrator in higher education—he is ready to hand over leadership of a department that has made enormous strides during his tenure.
Oct. 15, 2018—The Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni presented Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director David Williams with its inaugural legacy award Friday afternoon at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center.
Oct. 5, 2018—Vanderbilt announced today the establishment of a search committee and an advisory council for the recruitment of the university’s new vice chancellor for athletics and athletics director.
Sep. 19, 2018—Athletics at Vanderbilt is played at the highest levels but different in one vitally important way: Excellence in the classroom is every bit as important as performance on the field, says Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week's column.
Sep. 11, 2018—Williams will return to teaching after a distinguished 27-year career in higher education administration and will establish a new Sports, Law & Society Program at Vanderbilt Law School.
Grade A Talent: Vanderbilt’s successful recruiting model finds student-athletes who excel both on the field and in the classroom
Aug. 28, 2018—As the only private institution in the Southeastern Conference, Vanderbilt is charged with competing at the highest level of collegiate athletics with student-athletes who also can thrive in the classrooms of a top-15 nationally ranked university.
Aug. 16, 2018—“A World of Possibilities: Examining the Olympics from Diverse Angles” encompasses 14 thought-provoking, educational and entertaining events, including film screenings, panel discussions and presentations by scholars, journalists and authors.
Jul. 18, 2018—For many student-athletes, summer means intensive physical training coupled with taking classes to lighten their course load during the playing season. More rare is the opportunity to explore another hallmark of the college experience: a summer internship.
Jun. 29, 2018—Vanderbilt's academic support center for student-athletes has been presented the annual Model Practices Award for Student Support Services by the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A).
Jun. 8, 2018—Civil rights trailblazer Perry Wallace, BE’70, who became the first-ever African American varsity basketball player in the Southeastern Conference when he suited up for Vanderbilt in 1967, has been honored with a new scholarship at the university.