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Investing in community: Melissa Thomas-Hunt is the inaugural vice provost for inclusive excellence

Oct. 9, 2017—Melissa Thomas-Hunt, Vanderbilt’s inaugural vice provost for inclusive excellence, sees a big part of her new role as breaking down the traditional notions of “diversity.”

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Melissa Thomas-Hunt named vice provost for inclusive excellence

Aug. 14, 2017—In this role, Thomas-Hunt will help advance equity, diversity and inclusion in the trans-institutional research and educational missions of the university, building on the numerous efforts currently underway in the provost’s office and across academic affairs to create a welcoming environment for students, faculty and academic staff.

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Lee named McLendon Scholarship recipient

Jun. 28, 2017—Associate Vice Chancellor for University Affairs and Deputy Athletics Director Candice Storey Lee is one of 10 recipients of the minority scholarship award from the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation. She will attend the 2017 LEAD1 Association Institute at the University of Colorado-Boulder from July 17-19.

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Vanderbilt’s Heinrich named AERA Fellow

Feb. 21, 2017—Vanderbilt education professor Carolyn J. Heinrich is among 14 scholars selected as 2017 fellows by the American Educational Research Association.

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Nwankwo named associate provost for strategic initiatives and partnerships

Aug. 18, 2016—Associate Professor of English Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo has been named to the newly created position of associate provost for strategic initiatives and partnerships, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today.

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Nationally recognized career expert to lead Vanderbilt student professional development center

May. 16, 2016—Katharine S. Brooks, a nationally recognized expert with more than 25 years' experience supporting the career needs of college students and alumni, has been named the Evans Family Executive Director of Vanderbilt’s Center for Student Professional Development.

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Sealy wins first faculty diversity award; five others recognized

Mar. 31, 2016—The first winner of a Vanderbilt award to recognize faculty who contribute to diversity went to Linda Sealy of the School of Medicine.

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Vanderbilt’s Peabody College appoints associate dean for students and equity, diversity and inclusion

Nov. 23, 2015—Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development has named Monique Robinson-Nichols associate dean for students and equity, diversity and inclusion.

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Stambaugh receives National Association for Gifted Children Early Leader Award

Oct. 28, 2015—The National Association for Gifted Children has honored Tamra Stambaugh with its Early Leader Award, given to a person who has made significant contributions in leadership and service to the field of gifted education and who is in the first 10 years of his or her career.

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Mona Frederick named UNC Distinguished Alumna

Oct. 16, 2015—Mona Frederick, who oversaw the creation of a state-of-the-art digital archive at Vanderbilt related to Robert Penn Warren and the civil rights movement, has been named a 2015 Distinguished Alumna at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Schauble, Lehrer named to National Academy of Education

Apr. 27, 2015—Vanderbilt's Richard Lehrer and Leona Schauble, frequent research collaborators, analyze the responsiveness of teaching practices to students’ ways of thinking.

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Benbow reappointed as dean of Peabody College

Apr. 21, 2014—Camilla P. Benbow has been reappointed as dean of Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development. The reappointment is for a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2015.

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