Division of Administration
Feb. 7, 2020—Vanderbilt University is developing plans for a potential new university residence to serve as home to future chancellors and as a gathering space for the university community. The plans are part of Vanderbilt’s FutureVU land use framework and would represent a return to the historical tradition of Vanderbilt’s chancellors living on campus.
Feb. 6, 2020—Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. André L. Churchwell, Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for People and Business Services Laura Nairon and Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Safety and Special Initiatives August Washington will continue a series of listening sessions for Vanderbilt University staff beginning Friday, Feb. 14.
Feb. 3, 2020—The Transportation and Mobility Office has launched the MoveVU Commute Hub as a one-stop commuter information resource for the Vanderbilt community. The Commute Hub, which includes a new app and website that tracks users’ commuting behavior, allows Vanderbilt staff, faculty and students to better understand their commute options beyond driving alone.
Feb. 3, 2020—Line drilling in the West End Neighborhood is currently underway and expected to continue for approximately three months, and blasting for Residential College B is tentatively set to begin the week of Feb. 17.
Feb. 3, 2020—The new Transit Hub, located west of Rand/Sarratt, is partially open and set to be completed in early February. The Facilities Department is hosting a series of town halls for the Vanderbilt community to voice their concerns, ask questions and learn more about the West End Neighborhood project. The next town hall is at 5 p.m. March 12 in the Carmichael Towers East Lounge.
Jan. 31, 2020—Andrea George, director of Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office, has been appointed director of Environmental Health and Safety for the university. In this expanded role, she will oversee environmental, health and safety management services for university research and continue to oversee campus sustainability efforts, which remain a top priority for the university.
Jan. 27, 2020—August Washington has been appointed senior associate vice chancellor for public safety and special initiatives. He will oversee all aspects of Vanderbilt University Public Safety while working directly with Vice Chancellor Eric Kopstain on Division of Administration initiatives focusing on equity, diversity and inclusion as well as workforce development. Washington also will direct efforts to recruit the university’s next chief of police.
Jan. 24, 2020—With the spring semester well underway, you might not know about some of the changes happening with transportation and mobility on campus this academic year. Here are seven changes you should know as you travel around campus and the city.
Jan. 24, 2020—With the spring semester well underway, you might not know about some of the changes happening with transportation and mobility on campus this academic year. While most of these new features directly affect students, Vanderbilt faculty and staff can take advantage of some of them as well.
Jan. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt University has entered into a pioneering agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Nashville Electric Service to procure off-site large-scale renewable energy to help mitigate the campus’ greenhouse gas emissions. The 20-year agreement will support Vanderbilt’s goal to power its campus entirely through renewable energy and become carbon neutral by the year 2050.
Jan. 20, 2020—Stephanie Roth has been appointed interim associate vice chancellor for Title IX and equal employment opportunity, Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain announced today. Roth also will serve as the university’s Title IX coordinator. The Office of Title IX and Student Discrimination and the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity both will report directly to Roth.
Jan. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt University greenhouse gas emissions have dropped 7 percent per square foot compared to FY17-18, and 18.5 percent compared to calendar year 2016. The findings are among those showcased in the annual sustainability report released today by FutureVU Sustainability in the Division of Administration.