Aug. 21, 2020—The Southeastern Conference has announced the creation of the SEC Council on Racial Equity and Social Justice, a league-wide body consisting of a diverse group of student-athletes, administrators, coaches and SEC staff. The council includes Vanderbilt Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletic Director Candice Storey Lee, head football coach Derek Mason and head baseball coach Tim Corbin.
Vanderbilt medical experts discuss health disparities, inequities during COVID-19 on webinar co-hosted with SEC chief diversity officers
Jun. 26, 2020—More than 600 attendees from across the Southeast participated in a June 24 webinar on COVID-19 health disparities hosted by Vanderbilt and presented by the chief diversity officers of universities in the Southeastern Conference.
Chief diversity officers of the SEC to present a COVID-19 webinar on health disparities, inequities and possible solutions June 24
Jun. 15, 2020—Chief diversity officers from across the Southeastern Conference will offer a webinar on Wednesday, June 24, exploring the intersection of race and the COVID-19 health crisis. The Vanderbilt-hosted webinar is free and open to the public.
May. 21, 2020—Vanderbilt University has announced that Candice Storey Lee, a former standout student-athlete and three-time Vanderbilt University graduate, has been named vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director at Vanderbilt after serving in the role on an interim basis since February.
May. 18, 2020—The SEC Executive Committee has provided a $100,000 grant on behalf of the Southeastern Conference for disaster relief to aid Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff affected by the EF-3 tornado that struck Nashville and the surrounding area on March 3.
Mar. 12, 2020—Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the Southeastern Conference has canceled the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament in Nashville. In addition, and effective immediately, regular season competition for teams in all sports on SEC campuses, as well SEC championship events, will be suspended until March 30.
Mar. 28, 2019—Robert Whaley, Valere Blair Potter Professor of Finance at the Owen Graduate School of Management, is Vanderbilt’s winner of the 2019 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.
May. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt celebrated the inclusion of "Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace" in this year’s Nashville Film Festival at an event May 12 at the historic Woolworth on 5th restaurant—a key site in Nashville’s and the nation’s civil rights history.
Apr. 2, 2018—Kathleen Gould, Louise B. McGavock Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, is Vanderbilt’s winner of the 2018 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.
Dec. 4, 2017—Perry Wallace, BE’70, the Vanderbilt University student-athlete who integrated Southeastern Conference varsity basketball, died Dec. 1. He was 69.
Dec. 4, 2017—The Southeastern Conference honored Vanderbilt and league legends Godfrey Dillard and Perry Wallace Friday in Atlanta with the SEC's Michael L. Slive Award. Dillard and Wallace (represented by his nephew James) were honored throughout the day along with four football players from Kentucky who were the league's first four African American football players.
Nov. 28, 2017—Vanderbilt is honoring the legacies of the two players who integrated Vanderbilt athletics, Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard, with a series of activities and events this academic year.