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Eric Kopstain

FutureVU making progress on charting course for Vanderbilt’s campus

Sep. 29, 2016—Vanderbilt University’s land use plan has been dubbed FutureVU and is entering its second year with a full slate of activities and a new faculty advisory committee.

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Procurement and Disbursement Services merge to form new office

Aug. 19, 2016—Procurement Services has joined forces with Disbursement Services, creating a new entity called Purchasing and Payment Services within the Finance division.

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Chancellor announces new committee to provide ongoing recommendations regarding university policing

Aug. 15, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos today announced the creation of the Community Oriented Result and Expectation (CORE) Committee—a group that primarily will comprise Vanderbilt University community members who will meet regularly to make recommendations to the university’s police department regarding safety and security on campus.

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Chancellor announces major improvements in starting wage, PTO to support staff

Jun. 30, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos today announced that the university will raise its starting wage to $12.50 an hour and will increase its PTO plan for qualified employees, including adding the day after Thanksgiving and more than a weeklong winter break as holidays.

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Additional officers bolster police presence, security at VUMC

Jun. 16, 2016—To bolster an already visible presence, Vanderbilt University Police Department, a Vanderbilt University unit that provides safety and security services to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, recently recruited and has deployed an additional 30 new Community Service Officers, who are now serving in strategically identified locations throughout the Medical Center’s 21st Avenue campus.

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Vanderbilt University dependents with intellectual challenges to receive tuition benefit

May. 9, 2016—Vanderbilt University has decided to expand its popular dependent tuition assistance policy to include students with intellectual disabilities.

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New residential college at Vanderbilt to expand living-learning opportunities

Mar. 31, 2016—Vanderbilt University will take the next step in extending students’ living experience beyond the classroom and enhancing student engagement and community on campus when it begins construction in mid-May on the new Vanderbilt Barnard residential college.

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Perez named Vanderbilt associate vice chancellor and chief facilities officer

Mar. 31, 2016—Michael G. Perez, a recognized university facilities leader with more than 30 years’ experience, will join Vanderbilt University June 1 as associate vice chancellor and chief facilities officer.

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SkyVU to provide cloud-based support for university business applications

Mar. 21, 2016—The university's financial, administrative and research support systems will be supported centrally in the future using an Oracle-based solution dubbed "SkyVU."

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Learn more about ERP project at March 15 launch

Mar. 9, 2016—Come to the Enterprise Resource Planning system project launch March 15 to learn about the executive steering committee's vision for the project and its impact on Vanderbilt's future.

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SEC facilities officers meet at Vanderbilt

Mar. 1, 2016—Vanderbilt University Plant Operations was host of the fifth annual SEC Chief Facilities Officers Meeting held Feb. 24-26. The meeting convenes chief facilities officers from Southeastern Conference universities to discuss the latest topics in facilities management and share best practices.

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Harrison named director of Sponsored Programs Administration

Jan. 11, 2016—Janiece Harrison, a finance, administration and research administration leader with 25 years of experience at Vanderbilt, has been named director of the newly created Sponsored Programs Administration, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente announced today.

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