May. 6, 2020—Unless staff are required to be on campus at the explicit request of their manager, they should continue to work remotely beyond Friday, May 8. Due to the need to reduce the density of people and enable physical distancing on campus, remote work is likely to continue for the foreseeable future for most staff whose role and workload enables them to do so effectively.
Mar. 11, 2020—Following the transition to online and alternative learning for the remainder of the spring semester and move out of all undergraduate residential students, the Vanderbilt University campus remains safe and open. Staff are expected to work their normal schedules and should direct questions about schedules or work arrangements to their managers.
Message from Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain: Information for staff on COVID-19 announcement
Mar. 9, 2020—In partnership with Vanderbilt Public Safety Emergency Preparedness, department operational continuity plans have been developed in response to COVID-19.
Feb. 28, 2020—Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain and Vanderbilt Law School lecturer Linda Breggin, a senior attorney with the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C., and project director for the Nashville Food Waste Initiative, have been named co-chairs of the Nashville Sustainability Advisory Committee.
Feb. 21, 2020—Vanderbilt has established a new Sustainability Advisory Council to guide and support the university’s progress toward its comprehensive long-term sustainability strategy. The council will include students, staff and faculty selected by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain.
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.
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. 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.
Dec. 11, 2019—A recent town hall meeting gave Vanderbilt community members an update on progress being made on several of the university’s capital projects, as well as provided next steps in the planning processes surrounding academic buildings and spaces.
Nov. 2, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain will host a town hall on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to provide an update on Academic Affairs capital projects and planning. The event will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.