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David Williams (Vanderbilt University/John Russell)

The Goldfather: With David Williams’ retirement, a golden era of Commodore athletics ends

As 70-year-old Williams nears the end of a 15-year run leading Vanderbilt athletics—and his 27th year as a senior administrator in higher education—he is ready to hand over leadership of a department that has made enormous strides during his tenure.

Derek Mason (Vanderbilt University)

Grade A Talent: Vanderbilt’s successful recruiting model finds student-athletes who excel both on the field and in the classroom

As the only private institution in the Southeastern Conference, Vanderbilt is charged with competing at the highest level of collegiate athletics with student-athletes who also can thrive in the classrooms of a top-15 nationally ranked university.

Trailblazer Tribute: New basketball scholarship honors Perry Wallace

Trailblazer Tribute: New basketball scholarship honors Perry Wallace

Civil rights trailblazer Perry Wallace, BE’70, who became the first-ever African American varsity basketball player in the Southeastern Conference when he suited up for Vanderbilt in 1967, has been honored with a new scholarship at the university.


In Memoriam: Perry Wallace, BE’70, 1948-2017

By Andrew Maraniss, BA’92   For Perry Wallace, it was never about him. Every time the spotlight shone on the sports and civil rights pioneer, he used the platform to advocate for others. A law professor at American University who was the first African American varsity basketball player in theRead More


The Care and Keeping of Commodores: Editor’s Letter, Spring 2017

When I think of Vanderbilt, my mind immediately goes to my friends and classmates. But what about alumni from the graduate and professional schools, staff and faculty members, sports fans, even prospective students? Each one of these individuals helps make the Vanderbilt community a special place filled with smart, capable people willing to lend a hand when needed.