Skip to main content

On My Mind

What’s On My Mind: Reflections on 2019, and the years ahead

May. 8, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos looks ahead to his final Commencement ceremony as chancellor in this week's column.

Read more


What’s On My Mind: Fostering accessible education for all

May. 1, 2019—A high-quality, accessible education should be a uniting factor across our society, says Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week's column.

Read more


What’s On My Mind: Sustaining and scaling Vanderbilt’s environmental stewardship

Apr. 26, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discusses Vanderbilt's new sustainability pledge—which strives to power the campus entirely through renewable energy and be carbon neutral by 2050—in this week’s column.

Read more


What’s On My Mind: Opportunity Vanderbilt and the cycle of impact

Apr. 19, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on Opportunity Vanderbilt's 10 years of impact in this week's column.

Read more


What’s On My Mind: The progress ahead of us

Apr. 12, 2019—In this week's column, Chancellor Zeppos reflects on change and progress ahead for Vanderbilt.

Read more


A Message to the Community

Apr. 2, 2019—Dear members of our Vanderbilt community, For the past 11 years, I’ve had the honor of serving as the eighth chancellor of Vanderbilt University. Staying true to our mission of teaching, discovery and service has guided my efforts, and with help from a world class faculty, an extraordinary staff, the best alumni network anywhere, an incredible student body, and a wonderful Board of Trust, we’ve worked hard to...

Read more


What’s On My Mind: Celebrating women’s history and impact

Mar. 25, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on Women's History Month and the women who are leading at Vanderbilt.

Read more


What’s On My Mind: Feedback for the future

Mar. 22, 2019—In this week's column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos focuses on the importance of listening to the campus community as Vanderbilt plans its future.

Read more


What’s On My Mind: The Lessons of Civil Discourse

Mar. 13, 2019—In this week's column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discusses President George W. Bush's recent visit to campus and the lessons to be learned by engaging in civil discourse.

Read more


What’s On My Mind: The dedication of Vanderbilt’s staff

Mar. 1, 2019—In this week's column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the campus-wide appreciation of Vanderbilt's diverse and dedicated staff.

Read more


What’s on My Mind: David Williams II

Feb. 18, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the life and legacy of David Williams II, former vice chancellor and athletics director, in this week's column.

Read more


What’s on My Mind: Black History Month as a call to action

Feb. 6, 2019—Black History Month is a critical time for reflection, for compassion, for improvement. Vanderbilt is celebrating the month with a series of thought-provoking events to inspire action in February and beyond.

Read more


Upcoming Events

MORE EVENTS »