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Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presided over his final Commencement exercises May 10. (Vanderbilt University/ Joe Howell)

Chancellor’s Letter: What Comes Next

It has been an honor to serve you during these past 11 years, and to devote more than three decades of my life to an institution so capable of driving enormous change.

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos takes a selfie with members of the Class of 2022 during the annual Founders Walk and Picnic for new students last August. (Nathan Morgan)

Dear Chancellor Zeppos: Readers offer their gratitude and well wishes

Following the news that Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos plans to step down in August, many Vanderbilt alumni, parents, and supporters of the university reached out with letters of gratitude and well wishes. Below are just a few of the numerous messages received in the weeks since the announcement was made.

Heart of Gold: Remarkable life of David Williams II celebrated

Heart of Gold: Remarkable life of David Williams II celebrated

David Williams II was remembered as a courageous vice chancellor, outstanding athletics director, brilliant law professor, and devoted husband and father during a celebration of life service Feb. 15.

Call of Duty: Q&A with Gary H. Cheek

Call of Duty: Q&A with Gary H. Cheek

Gary H. Cheek, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general, joined Vanderbilt in April to direct the newly created Bass Military Scholars Program, established in 2018 with a $25 million gift from the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation.

Pulitzer Prize–winning presidential biographer and Professor of American Presidency Jon Meacham, left, and Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, right, listen as the former president shares an anecdote about his newfound love for painting during his Chancellor’s Lecture Series appearance in March. (Vanderbilt University/Joe Howell)

Chancellor’s Lecture Series: President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush spent the day at Vanderbilt on March 11, surprising a history class and visiting a student veterans club before speaking to a capacity crowd at Langford Auditorium that evening.