Susan R. Wente
Mar. 25, 2020—Vanderbilt University has taken the extraordinary action—in order to protect the health and safety of the community—of postponing Commencement and all of its related festivities originally scheduled for May 6-8. The Class of 2020 will be formally celebrated next spring.
Mar. 24, 2020—Vanderbilt University has tapped Lorenzo Candelaria, dean and professor of music at Purchase College, State University of New York, as the next dean of Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music following an extensive international search.
Mar. 23, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente offers thanks in a video message to the Vanderbilt community, and discusses how students, faculty and staff are harnessing creative and innovative solutions to continue their work and learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic in her latest "Open Mind" column.
Mar. 23, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has established a new Public Health Advisory Task Force to serve as a resource for the university during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar. 17, 2020—The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust has established the new Ad Hoc Committee on University COVID-19 Response to support the university's actions around COVID-19.
Mar. 16, 2020—In her latest "Open Mind" column, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente discusses how we can live, learn and work with social distancing, and our responsibility to do so.
Mar. 11, 2020—On March 11, the university received notice from Vanderbilt University Medical Center that a VUMC health care worker has tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution and based on public health recommendations and best practices, the university will move fully to online and alternative learning for the remainder of the semester, and all undergraduate residential students should make plans to move out by Sunday, March 15.
Message from Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente: Important information about the university’s response to COVID-19
Mar. 11, 2020—Vanderbilt University is making decisions in consultation with VUMC, federal, state and local public health experts as well as with campus constituents to limit any potential impact of COVID-19 on campus. Decision-making and actions reflect current best practices and are designed to ensure the well-being of all members of the Vanderbilt community.
Mar. 10, 2020—All university-sponsored, non-Athletics events and gatherings are suspended through April 30.
Mar. 9, 2020—Based on a desire to protect the health and safety of the Vanderbilt community from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente is cancelling all university classes for the remainder of the week of March 9. In addition, beginning Monday, March 16, and through at least March 30, the university is suspending all in-person classes and is moving to online and other alternative learning options.
Mar. 9, 2020—In her "Open Mind" column, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente addresses the community's response to the March 3 tornado and the global outbreak of the coronavirus.
Mar. 5, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente shares an update on campus preparations for novel coronavirus and guidance for the Vanderbilt community.