Jul. 16, 2020—Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos, a longtime advocate for education and research on mental health, is a new trustee of McLean Hospital, a world leader in treatment of psychiatric disorders.
Jun. 18, 2020—An anonymous foundation has made a $5 million commitment to Vanderbilt University in honor of Nicholas S. Zeppos, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chancellor Emeritus.
May. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt University has received an $8 million commitment to create the Nicholas S. Zeppos Scholarship, honoring the institution’s eighth chancellor. The Sarah and Ross Perot Jr. Foundation made the gift to recognize Zeppos’ extraordinary tenure as Vanderbilt chancellor from 2008 through 2019.
Nov. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt University is recognizing Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos’ visionary leadership and legacy by naming one of its newest residential colleges in his honor. The Nicholas S. Zeppos College is slated to open in 2020.
Aug. 14, 2019— Vanderbilt University is grateful to Chancellor Zeppos for his leadership and stewardship over the past 11 years. Vanderbilt’s eighth chancellor, Nicholas S. Zeppos, will step down on Aug. 15 after serving the university for more than 11 years in the role. Under Zeppos’ leadership, Vanderbilt’s achievements and reputation have soared as the university committed...
Aug. 14, 2019—Zeppos, Vanderbilt’s eighth chancellor, will step down on Aug. 15 after serving the university for more than 11 years in the role. The Board of Trust, Faculty Senate, University Staff Advisory Council, Vanderbilt Student Government, Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors and Tennessee General Assembly all have passed resolutions commending him for his extraordinary leadership.
Mar. 14, 2019—In the decade since Opportunity Vanderbilt began, more than 10,000 students have benefitted from the program.
Jun. 8, 2018—Ten years into his role as chancellor, Nicholas S. Zeppos has no plans to slow Vanderbilt’s rapid progress—and he wants to bring the rest of higher education along for the ride.
Dec. 5, 2017—Hundreds of people—including family, friends, teammates and fans—gathered at Vanderbilt’s Langford Auditorium Dec. 4 for the premiere of “Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace,” a documentary of the late Wallace’s courage and struggles as a student-athlete breaking the color barrier in the SEC.
Feb. 2, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente joined more than 500 students, faculty and staff to kick off the university’s campuswide campaign “GO THERE: Break the silence. Break the stigma” on Jan. 27 at the Student Life Center.
Apr. 29, 2016—Effective April 30, Vanderbilt University Medical Center will be a fully independent, nonprofit entity following the completion of the transaction that separated it legally and financially from Vanderbilt University. The transition positions VUMC for future growth and investment, while preserving its tightly woven connections to the university in research and teaching.
Jul. 31, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos visited with members of Congress in Washington, D.C., June 8–9 to encourage members to reach a budget agreement that allows for additional discretionary funding for important priorities such as research and education.