Aug. 13, 2020—The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust has named the members of an ad hoc committee that will partner with university leadership to evaluate and recommend policies and initiatives around equity, diversity and inclusion.
Oct. 28, 2019—Vanderbilt University’s Posse Scholars program celebrated its 30th anniversary at an Oct. 18 gathering with more than 100 students, faculty, staff, alumni and Board of Trust members in attendance. Vanderbilt was the first higher education institution to partner with the Posse Scholars in 1989.
Sep. 6, 2019—More than 50 people attended the Aug. 30 event, which included fellowship, celebratory desserts and remarks given by several Posse scholars and mentors on their experiences as part of the program.
Aug. 16, 2019—The Posse Scholars program will recognize its 30th anniversary with a campus celebration on Friday, Aug. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sarratt Student Center Promenade. The entire Vanderbilt community is invited to join in the event.
Welcomed Change: Shirley M. Collado, BS’94, is transforming Ithaca College—and higher education—in her new role as president
Nov. 21, 2017—Collado represents a distinct departure from earlier presidents at Ithaca. For one, she is the first person of color to head the college—in fact, she is the first Dominican–American in the history of higher education to lead any four-year institution.
Nov. 21, 2017—Learning doesn’t end after those classroom hours. In many ways, that’s when it begins. Especially now, when public dialogue is increasingly discordant, our imperative to teach and model reasoned, civil discourse from all viewpoints and perspectives is more urgent than ever.
Aug. 15, 2016—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today that the university will return a donation made 83 years ago so it can remove a controversial inscription from one of its residence halls.
Aug. 18, 2015—Students who are the first in their families to graduate from college defy easy categorization. Nearly 40 percent of undergraduates at four-year colleges in the U.S. are the children of parents who did not attend college, transcending clear lines of race, geography and gender. And while the median household income of first-generation students tends to lag behind their classmates at...
Jul. 31, 2015—Vanderbilt Magazine spoke to several members of the Commodore community about their experiences as the first in their families to graduate from college. Here are the stories they shared.
May. 8, 2015—Shirley Collado, a member of Vanderbilt's inaugural POSSE class, was honored by Peabody College with the 2015 Distinguished Alumna Award during Vanderbilt's Commencement.
Apr. 30, 2014—The Vanderbilt Board of Trust has approved eight new members, including a former Posse Scholar and a graduating senior in the College of Arts and Science.