Catalyst for Change: Shan Foster, BS’08, has found success off the court in working to end violence against women
Jul. 23, 2020—Foster, the vice president of external affairs at YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee, leads the AMEND Together initiative, a prevention program dedicated to ending violence against women and girls by engaging men and boys to be part of the solution.
Nov. 7, 2019—Athlete, actor and activist Terry Crews shared his personal story as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series at Vanderbilt Sept. 9, encouraging increased respect and compassion for others.
Sep. 11, 2019—Athlete, actor and activist Terry Crews shared his personal story as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series Monday evening, encouraging increased respect and compassion for others.
May. 29, 2019—The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has honored Gail and David Williams with the Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Award. The award, which honors the memory of civil rights trailblazer and civic leader Francis S. Guess, recognizes those who spur innovation leading to equality.
Nov. 19, 2018—As 70-year-old Williams nears the end of a 15-year run leading Vanderbilt athletics—and his 27th year as a senior administrator in higher education—he is ready to hand over leadership of a department that has made enormous strides during his tenure.
Jul. 2, 2018—Watch alumnus and New England Patriots star Jordan Matthews and other Vandy Athletics legends in this year's Vanderbilt Legends Charity Softball Game on July 7 at Hawkins Field.
Nov. 22, 2017—Former Tennessee Titans stars Chris Sanders and Chris Hope will be joined by Vanderbilt basketball record-setter Shan Foster for a panel discussion Friday, Dec. 8, titled “Life After Sports: Giving Back.” Vice Chancellor and Athletics Director David Williams will moderate the event at Vanderbilt's McGugin Center.
Jul. 22, 2016—More than 250 area athletic coaches came to the Student Life Center Thursday for The Coach Forum, a one-day conference to help them lead, mentor and initiate culture change in their programs.
Jun. 18, 2015—Vanderbilt head football coach Derek Mason was a featured speaker at the first forum for MEND, a program to end violence against women and girls by empowering men in the community to be positive role models.
May. 21, 2015—Shan Foster, BS’08, is joining the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee as director of MEND, a primary prevention initiative dedicated to ending violence against women and girls in our community. A retired professional basketball player and the all-time leading scorer for Vanderbilt University men’s basketball team, he has served as dean of culture and...