Dean of Students
Aug. 29, 2019—The VU community is invited to take photos with Vanderbilt's national baseball championship trophy on Thursday, Sept. 5, from noon to 1 p.m. The trophy will be displayed in front of the newly designed entryway between Sarratt Student Center and Rand Hall that features a Commodore Baseball backdrop.
Jul. 1, 2019—G.L. Black has been named to the new role of assistant provost and deputy dean of students. Black will report directly to Associate Provost and Dean of Students Mark Bandas and will work with and across all areas of the Dean of Students, which comprise Community Standards and Student Support, Student Engagement and Leadership, and Residential Experience.
Apr. 1, 2019—Following a national search, Vanderbilt University has named The Rev. Christopher Donald, an experienced college chaplain, as university chaplain and director of the Office of Religious Life.
Apr. 9, 2018—The Healthy Minds Working Group has developed a set of recommendations to further guide the university in its mental health and wellbeing initiatives.
Oct. 26, 2017—After two years of study and numerous listening sessions with students, postdoctoral fellows and providers, Vanderbilt has made the decision to transition to a new integrated model of care for campus resources that address mental health and well-being services for all students and fellows.
Oct. 4, 2017—The Office of the Dean of Students has organized several campus events to remember and mourn the victims of the tragedy in Las Vegas.
Sep. 11, 2017—Associate Provost and Dean of Students Mark Bandas has communicated with Vanderbilt students about resources available on campus to assist them. The university will continue to monitor for impacts to the extended Vanderbilt community and will share information about opportunities to assist as they become available.
Mar. 30, 2017—Sociology lecturer Rosevelt Noble has been named director of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center and a faculty head on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.
Feb. 28, 2017—Named one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre of Jordan, Nouman Ali Khan is the founder and CEO of Bayyinah. Nouman served as a professor of Arabic at Nassau Community College until 2006, since then he has taught more than 10,000 students through traveling seminars...
Jan. 19, 2017—The Vanderbilt community observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a series of lectures, service activities and events Jan. 13-17. The 2017 commemoration was titled “Justice and Democracy? Revolutionizing our American Myths.”