May 5, 1998

Contact: Ann Marie Deer Owens

615 343-3209

Zeppos appointed associate dean

at Vanderbilt Law School

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Dean Kent Syverud of the Vanderbilt University Law School has announced the appointment of Nicholas Zeppos to the new position of Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development. Zeppos will assume his new role in the summer of 1998.

A 1979 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, Zeppos joined the law faculty in 1987 after practicing law in Washington, D.C. at the United States Department of Justice. He is a prominent scholar of legislation and administrative law and a celebrated teacher in the school, Syverud said.

Professor Zeppos will be responsible in his new role for mentoring new faculty; promoting research, interdisciplinary programs, and teaching; managing visiting faculty; enhancing the school's symposia, workshops and special lectures; and investigating the feasibility of a small, high-quality graduate program for foreign lawyers.

"Nick Zeppos is a talented scholar and teacher who can help tremendously in the areas of research and faculty development in the school," Syverud said. "I am very pleased he will be joining me, our excellent Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Don Welch and the other members of the talented administrative team here."


Vanderbilt University is a private research university of approximately 5,900 undergraduates and 4,300 graduate and professional students. Founded in 1873, the University comprises 10 schools, a public policy institute, a distinguished medical center and The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center. Vanderbilt offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, education and human development, engineering and music, and a full range of graduate and professional degrees.

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