Young Alumni Trustees
About the Young Alumni Trustees
The Vanderbilt Board of Trust includes four Young Alumni Trustees (YATs) who bring the knowledge and viewpoints of young alumni and current students to the Board. One YAT is selected each year to serve as a full board member for a four-year term.
Class of 2014: Submit your nominees for Young Alumni Trustee HERE . You may nominate up to three people and self-nominations are accepted.
The Young Alumni Trustee selection process
Each spring, members of the senior class may nominate up to three candidates (including him or herself) for Young Alumni Trustee. Then, the nominating committee (comprised of members of the junior class and alumni who graduated one year ago) deliberates on all nominated candidates to determine a slate of three to be voted on by the junior class, senior class, and alumni who graduated one year ago. After the vote, the Vanderbilt Alumni Association (VAA) offer the elected name for approval by the Vanderbilt Board of Trust as the newest Young Alumni Trustee.
Current Young Alumni TrusteesEach YAT serves as a full voting Board member for a four-year term.
Current location: Charlotte, NC
David Head graduated in 2013 from the College of Arts & Science with a double major in Economics and History and a minor in Financial Economics. While at Vanderbilt, David served as president of the Vanderbilt Programming Board, coordinating the organization's seven underlying committees and assisting in the planning major campus-wide programming including Rites of Spring, IMPACT Symposium, and An Evening with Billy Joel. David also served as Chairman of the 2012 IMPACT Symposium, a role in which he planned logistics for the integrated discussion on foreign policy and hosted notable leaders including President of Mexico Vicente Fox and Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr.
In addition, David was Chief of Staff of the Vanderbilt Student Government Executive Board, where he was responsible for the management of internal operations, including the facilitation of the Vanderbilt Green Fund's $75,000 annual distribution, CommonDores Programming Council and programming throughout campus. He has also served as President and Chairman of the Vanderbilt Microfinance Club as it expanded international lending programs in Kyrgyzstan and Cameroon. David is also a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and was a teaching assistant in the Economics and Managerial Studies departments.
After graduation, David joined Global Endowment Management, an investment fund managing assets in the style of leading endowments, in Charlotte, NC.
Current location: Dallas, TX
Chandler Anthony graduated in 2012 from the College of Arts and Science, with a major in economics and double minors in corporate strategy and financial economics. As an Ingram Scholar, Chandler spent his final semester in an independent study developing a rehabilitation home for street boys in Kenya. Throughout his undergraduate career, he helped coordinate 31 Manna Project International spring break trips, led seven mission trips to Honduras, and organized legislative initiatives for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Current Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Labruto graduated from Vanderbilt in 2011 with a degree in civil engineering with a double minor in engineering management and energy and environmental systems. While at Vanderbilt, she served as president of Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Recycling (SPEAR) and led an initiative in partnership with Vanderbilt Student Government to secure Vanderbilt’s $75,000 Green Fund for sustainable student initiatives on campus. Leslie also helped create Vanderbilt’s first humanitarian senior design project which aims to bring renewable energy to a community in Guatemala.
Current Location: Reform, AL
Wyatt Smith is a 2010 graduate of Peabody College with a double major in human and organizational development and political science with a minor in economics. As president of Vanderbilt Student Government, Wyatt helped drive improvements in many aspects of student life, including the replacement of the OASIS course enrollment system and the creation of a $250,000 Global Summer Fellows scholarship fund for student study abroad. As a member of the Ingram Scholars program, Wyatt pursued a range of community service projects during his time at Vanderbilt, including tutoring through the Synergy, Vanderbuddies, and Art Reach organizations and participation in two Manna Project alternative spring break trips. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and served as its philanthropy chairman, leading the 2007 kickoff charity tailgate. Wyatt has also been an active member of the Vanderbilt Catholic Community, where he regularly served as a lector and Eucharistic minister.