Jan. 20, 2021—Franklin Ellis Jr., who has devoted his career in higher education to helping students of diverse backgrounds and identities succeed at the university level, is the new director of the Vanderbilt Posse Scholar Program.
Oct. 21, 2020—Vanderbilt is elevating its career engagement resources for students, alumni and employers by making the leader of career advancement and engagement activities a direct report to the provost. The vice provost for career advancement and engagement also will serve as the Evans Family Executive Director of the Career Center.
Jul. 31, 2020—Late spring and early summer are often one of the busiest times for Vanderbilt’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 2020 has looked much different, with the office shifting to virtual visits and informational webinars in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt ISSS bolsters efforts to support the university’s international students, who are navigating challenges ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to rapidly changing government directives.
Jul. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University has signed a nationwide pledge from college admissions officers outlining what is expected and valued on college applications to reduce stress for prospective students and their families.
Feb. 21, 2020—Vanderbilt University’s efforts to improve access to higher education through its alliance with the American Talent Initiative is showing dividends as the initiative reports that it is on track to enroll 50,000 more lower-income students at top colleges and universities by the year 2025. An annual progress update was released by ATI on Feb. 19.
Oct. 28, 2019—The Vanderbilt University Class of 2023—by the numbers—reflects the institution’s significant progress in building an inclusive community of highly accomplished scholars.
Oct. 28, 2019—Vanderbilt University’s Posse Scholars program celebrated its 30th anniversary at an Oct. 18 gathering with more than 100 students, faculty, staff, alumni and Board of Trust members in attendance. Vanderbilt was the first higher education institution to partner with the Posse Scholars in 1989.
Oct. 18, 2019—In this month’s edition of "The Open Dore" newsletter, Doug Christiansen, vice provost for university enrollment affairs and dean of admissions and financial aid, offers an insider’s look at how Vanderbilt recruits an exceptional group of students each year.
Aug. 5, 2019—The university will take stock of its resources for online education through the work of a provost-appointed committee to ensure that schools and colleges receive needed support for these offerings.
Mar. 14, 2019—In the decade since Opportunity Vanderbilt began, more than 10,000 students have benefitted from the program.
Dec. 17, 2018—Opportunity Vanderbilt is an integral part of how the university is working with the American Talent Initiative to help talented, lower-income students receive a world-class education.