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On My Mind

What’s on my mind? All of you.

Aug. 14, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on his time at Vanderbilt in his final "What's On My Mind" column.

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What’s On My Mind: Making way for something new

Jul. 24, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos explores what Saturday's implosion means for Vanderbilt's bold pursuit of its vision for residential colleges.

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What’s on My Mind: Attracting and developing top faculty

Jun. 5, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discusses how Vanderbilt attracts and develops top faculty members in the latest edition of "What's On My Mind."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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