Mar. 5, 2021—After 27 years guiding, educating and providing support for students at Vanderbilt, Mark Bandas, associate provost and dean of students, will retire in May 2021.
Mar. 5, 2021—G.L. Black, who has played an integral role in Vanderbilt student affairs for nine years, has been named associate provost and dean of students. The appointment is effective May 17, following the retirement of longtime dean Mark Bandas.
Jan. 22, 2021—Ashley Brown, who has strong experience in social justice education and student engagement, has been named the new director of the Student Center for Social Justice and Identity.
Jan. 11, 2021—Associate Provost and Dean of Students Mark Bandas shares a number of important details to help undergraduate students prepare for their arrival in Nashville and return to campus for the spring semester.
Apr. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University is making a number of its campus residence halls available to serve as essential close-proximity housing for VUMC health care staff as they work around the clock to fight the global novel coronavirus disease.
Apr. 2, 2020—The Office of the Dean of Students continues to support Vanderbilt students—those remaining on campus as well as those now living and learning remotely—in response to the global novel coronavirus pandemic.
Mar. 8, 2020—Students who have had direct contact with someone who is infected with COVID-19, or who have traveled to China, South Korea, Iran or Italy, are not permitted to return to campus until they have completed a 14-day self-isolation period and been cleared to return to campus. Students are also encouraged to complete the self-report/monitoring survey if they have any reason to believe that their contacts or travels may have exposed them to COVID-19.
Vanderbilt climate surveys on sexual assault and misconduct show informed and engaged campus community, challenges remaining
Oct. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt University released on Tuesday the findings of two surveys conducted earlier this year assessing student, postdoctoral fellow and faculty experiences with sexual assault and sexual misconduct.
Aug. 20, 2019—The Office of the Dean of Students has reorganized its structure into three main clusters to help create new synergies, strengthen collaboration and advance student success and well-being.
Jul. 1, 2019—G.L. Black has been named to the new role of assistant provost and deputy dean of students. Black will report directly to Associate Provost and Dean of Students Mark Bandas and will work with and across all areas of the Dean of Students, which comprise Community Standards and Student Support, Student Engagement and Leadership, and Residential Experience.
Mar. 19, 2019—Hundreds of members of the Vanderbilt community gathered near Rand Hall on Monday afternoon to remember the victims of last week’s shootings at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Mar. 18, 2019—The Muslim Students Association and the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life invite the Vanderbilt community to come together today for a vigil to stand in solidarity for the victims of the New Zealand terrorist attacks and their families. The event begins at 3:30 p.m. at the wall outside Rand Hall.