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Education Evolution: Vanderbilt scholars are working to align higher ed policy with 21st-century needs

Education Evolution: Vanderbilt scholars are working to align higher ed policy with 21st-century needs

Some of the leading efforts to understand the changing nature of public higher education, and implement policies to address those shifts, are being directed by faculty and alumni of Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development.

The ’Dores of Distinction, a new alumni advisory group, met with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and other university administrators in February. (Note: Not all members listed below are pictured.) (JOHN RUSSELL)

’Dores of Distinction

To help ensure that Vanderbilt’s mission stays on track and is poised for future success, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has convened a broadly diverse group of alumni leaders called the ’Dores of Distinction.

The Rule of 10: Zakiya Smith, BS’06, is exploring new models to help students fund their higher education

The Rule of 10: Zakiya Smith, BS’06, is exploring new models to help students fund their higher education

  This year’s recipient of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Professional Achievement Award, Zakiya Smith, BS’06, has dedicated her career to easing the complications and financial burden associated with paying for a college education—first as a senior policy adviser in the U.S. Department of Education and later in PresidentRead More

Alumni Association announces 2017 alumni award recipients

Alumni Association announces 2017 alumni award recipients

The Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce its recipients of the 2017 alumni awards: Dr. Stephen Jones, BA’74, MD’78; Joe Martin, BA’64; Doug Parker, MBA’86; and Zakiya Smith, BS’06.

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Zakiya Smith, BS’06, Education Referee

When Zakiya Smith was studying political science and education at Vanderbilt, she dreamed of someday working for the U.S. Department of Education. Not only did she fulfill that dream, but she became a senior adviser on education policy to President Barack Obama.