Apr. 12, 2021—The horrific shootings in Atlanta last month heightened deep concerns about ongoing violence against Asian and Asian American communities. In response, the university will host a staff listening session on Thursday, April 15, at 12:30 p.m. CT.
Apr. 7, 2021—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain have announced the launch of a new working group to focus on reviewing the university’s current COVID-19 protocols in light of changing CDC guidelines with a goal of making recommendations on any potential updates for the summer and fall 2021 semesters.
Apr. 2, 2021—Cleo D. Rucker, who has worked over the past decade to build a strong workplace culture, support employee growth and meet organizational goals at Vanderbilt University, has been promoted to the new position of chief human resources officer.
Mar. 26, 2021—The Vanderbilt School of Nursing will host “Green Recovery, Climate Solutions and a Just Transition,” a public webinar and discussion, on Thursday, April 8, from 1 to 2 p.m. CT. The free webinar, part of the Solve Climate by 2030 project, will feature youth involved in climate issues and leaders in conservation and sustainability, including Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain, who heads Vanderbilt’s FutureVU initiative.
Mar. 12, 2021—Vanderbilt Divinity School has received a LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its renovation and addition project that was completed in 2020. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, offers a framework for healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings.
Mar. 10, 2021—A new series of annual awards will launch this spring to recognize the many contributions of university staff to the Vanderbilt mission. Recipients of the new awards celebrating staff excellence will be announced at the university’s first-ever Spring Staff Assembly, scheduled for May 20.
Mar. 10, 2021—Owen Forward will present a half-day virtual conference on Monday, March 15, featuring Vanderbilt administrators, faculty and alumni in dialogue about sustainability leadership. “The Future of Sustainability” will begin at 12:15 p.m. CT and is open to the Vanderbilt community.
Feb. 24, 2021—Vanderbilt University is honoring all employees who reached a service milestone anniversary during calendar year 2020.
Jan. 27, 2021—Transformations of the West End and Peabody neighborhoods, pioneering solar energy partnerships, improved recycling and more sustainable transportation choices are among the achievements outlined in the latest FutureVU progress report.
Jan. 8, 2021—They’ve worked together for months to keep a bustling urban campus with thousands of members open and running in the midst of a pandemic: Meet the team instrumental in leading Vanderbilt’s ambitious and successful Return to Campus Plan.
Dec. 14, 2020—Stephanie A. Roth has been named associate vice chancellor for equal access, a position she has held on an interim basis since December 2019.
Nov. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt University has been honored with a 2020 Leadership Award from the U.S. Green Building Council for the institution’s achievements in green building and its commitment to creating a healthy, sustainable future.