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Open Mind: Bringing the Vanderbilt Way to Life

Feb. 26, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente writes about Vanderbilt's Strategic Plan for Athletics in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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Vanderbilt University sets course for future of Athletics

Feb. 26, 2020—Vanderbilt University today shared a vision and strategy that sets the stage for a new era of success and achievement for the Commodores—one that is rooted in delivering the preeminent student-athlete experience in college athletics.

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Former student-athlete and longtime Commodore to lead Vanderbilt Athletics as first female athletic director

Feb. 4, 2020—In a landmark moment, Vanderbilt University Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced Tuesday that Candice Storey Lee, a former standout student-athlete and three-time graduate of the university, has been named interim vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and interim athletic director, effective immediately.

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What’s On My Mind: Corporatization at the great American research university

Jan. 16, 2019—In this week's column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discusses “corporatization” in higher education—the ways in which universities have adopted structures and behaviors once associated exclusively with business—and how Vanderbilt can address concerns with this perception.

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What’s On My Mind: Your feedback on our AD search

Oct. 31, 2018—At its heart, the search for a new athletics director is about finding a leader who has a bold vision for the future that continues to put student-athletes first, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week's column.

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