Division of Administration
Sep. 23, 2019—Faculty, staff and students participated in PARK(ing) Day—an internationally recognized event that features parking spaces turned into “pocket parks”—on Sept. 20. This year’s park focused on transportation and sustainability efforts underway on campus.
Sep. 18, 2019—Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. André L. Churchwell, Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain and Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Capital and Business Services Laura Nairon will host a series of listening sessions for Vanderbilt University staff throughout 2019-20. The first stop will be at the Wyatt Center Rotunda from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27.
Sep. 11, 2019—The reimagination of Fleming Yard, an outdoor space located between Sarratt Student Center and Alumni Lawn, was the culmination of collaborative efforts among students, faculty and administrators from the Division of Administration.
Sep. 9, 2019—The campus community is invited to experience PARK(ing) Day 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, in front of the Law School along 21st Avenue South. This year’s park will focus on transportation and sustainability efforts underway on campus.
Sep. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt University Public Safety will offer a free bike safety class, and VUPS and WeGo will partner to offer a guided city bus trip for first-year students to Trader Joe’s, both on Saturday, Sept. 14.
Sep. 5, 2019—The West End Neighborhood is quickly transforming, as areas such as the Kensington beautification and the new Commons/Lawn are completed. Read about upcoming milestones and more in the September newsletter.
Aug. 28, 2019—As part of its ongoing sustainability efforts, Vanderbilt University announced today it will eliminate all single-use plastic water and soda bottles in its operations throughout dining facilities, markets and vending machines on campus, saving more than 430,000 plastic bottles per year and over 1.7 million bottles during a graduating class’s four-year experience.
Aug. 19, 2019—A new university department, Human Capital and Business Services, has been created to better serve employee support and development and the services that support all university divisions. The department, a merger of the functions previously supported by the former Human Resources and Business Services departments, will be led by Laura Nairon in the role of Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Capital and Business Services.
Aug. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt University partnered with Nashville organizations Preservation Station and Project Return in its efforts to preserve a part of Nashville’s vibrant cultural history, the Manuel House.
Aug. 2, 2019—Over the summer months rapid progress was made in the West End Neighborhood. Read about upcoming milestones, student move-in plan, events and more.
Jul. 30, 2019—In a partnership between FutureVU and Plant Operations, fallen and removed trees on campus are being given a second life for projects throughout campus.
Jul. 28, 2019—Thousands viewed the university’s livestream of the event which marked a significant—and dramatic—shift in the effort to transform traditional residence halls into state-of-the-art residential colleges.