Office for Inclusive Excellence
Dec. 18, 2020—Chris Purcell, director of Vanderbilt’s Office of LGBTQI Life since 2013, will leave the position Dec. 31 to become assistant dean of students at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. Rob Nelson, assistant director of LGBTQI Life, will serve as the interim director while a national search is conducted to fill the role, William H. Robinson, vice provost for academic advancement and executive director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence, has announced.
Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence and identity centers’ fall programming supports VU community
Dec. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence and identity centers coordinated a number of initiatives and events during the fall 2020 semester to support the university community—in particular, those members with systemically nondominant identities—amid the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing social and political unrest in the country.
Dec. 4, 2020—The deans of Vanderbilt’s 10 colleges and schools each have named liaisons to work directly with the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence. These Deans’ Diversity Designates will serve as advocates for inclusive excellence as well as equity-, diversity- and inclusion-related initiatives at their respective schools and in their specific areas across the Vanderbilt campus.
Nov. 9, 2020—Vanderbilt community members participated in First-Generation Celebration Day on Nov. 8. The event honors the motivations and accomplishments of first-generation students and graduates at colleges and universities across the country.
Nov. 4, 2020—Members of the Vanderbilt community will participate in First-Generation Celebration Day, a nationwide event planned for Sunday, Nov. 8, that seeks to honor the motivations and accomplishments of first-generation students and graduates at colleges and universities across the country.
Nov. 2, 2020—The Student Care Network is sharing a few ideas to support students' mental and physical well-being as the end of the fall semester approaches.
OIE and Identity Centers, Center for Student Wellbeing, UCC partner for election week programming Nov. 2–9
Nov. 2, 2020—The Office for Inclusive Excellence and Identity Centers are partnering with the University Counseling Center and Center for Student Wellbeing to provide the time and space for students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff to be in community with one another Nov. 2–9.
Oct. 21, 2020—Franklin Ellis Jr. has been named director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence (OIE), Vice Provost for Academic Advancement and Executive Director of OIE William H. Robinson has announced.
Oct. 19, 2020—New resources for faculty search committees are available through an online learning community and asynchronous resource repository. These resources will support the efforts of departments and schools to attract a strong, diverse pool of candidates and to recruit the best new colleagues.
Oct. 8, 2020—The “Disrupting Everyday Bias” workshops for the Vanderbilt community have been extended through December due to strong interest and increased registrations.
Sep. 4, 2020—Diverse ’Dores Day, an annual event showcasing the offices, organizations and departments on campus designed to empower and equip Vanderbilt community members to be agents of positive social change, is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Aug. 26, 2020—The university has launched an updated web portal to help inform students, faculty, postdoctoral scholars and staff of key equity, diversity and inclusion resources and activities.