Office of the Dean of Students
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.
Oct. 7, 2020—While symptom monitoring and testing are important parts of the university’s “Anchor Down. Step Up.” campaign, the overall well-being of the entire community is paramount. During this time, the university encourages all Commodores to check in not only with themselves, but also other community members.
Sep. 10, 2020—Student Advocates for Public Health, a new student group, will engage undergraduates in education, training and dialogue to promote the safest possible campus for everyone at Vanderbilt.
Apr. 23, 2020—A new exhibit available online celebrates the work of the talented student artists who comprise Vanderbilt’s ACE Design team.
Mar. 30, 2020—Staff at Vanderbilt University have made the transition to online and alternative learning and remote work possible for many, all while prioritizing the safety, productivity and well-being of those in our university community, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest "Open Mind" column.
Oct. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt’s 2019 recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which took place Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, celebrated and honored the diverse array of Hispanic and Latinx histories, cultures, narratives and contributions to the university and society.
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.
Apr. 1, 2019—Following a national search, Vanderbilt University has named The Rev. Christopher Donald, an experienced college chaplain, as university chaplain and director of the Office of Religious Life.
Sep. 21, 2018—Larry Dowdy, former chair of the Department of Computer Science who served as Vanderbilt Dean of Students from 1998 to 2001 and long supported the university's Alternative Spring Break program, died Sept. 11.
Aug. 26, 2018—The Office of the Dean of Students has welcomed new medical practitioners and wellness providers to campus to support the health and wellbeing of all Vanderbilt students through the new Student Care Network.