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Message from the Chancellor: Search Launched for Chief Information Officer

Dear Vanderbilt Faculty and Staff: I am excited to personally share the news of an information technology transformation initiative underway at Vanderbilt. Increasingly, information technology is knitted into the very fabric of the teaching, discovery and service that are core to our mission. The goal of this initiative is developing and building a world-class, outstanding…

Posted by Web Communications on November 20, 2012 in News

Important message from the Chancellor

Dear Vanderbilt Community, We take great pride in being a safe and healing community. In the wake of recent reports of child sexual abuse on university campuses, Vanderbilt is reviewing our policies and practices for preventing and reporting child abuse, including child sexual abuse. Minors, including very young people, are a vital part of the…

Posted by Web Communications on April 17, 2012 in News

Biography of Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos

Nicholas S. Zeppos was named Vanderbilt University’s eighth chancellor on March 1, 2008. A distinguished legal scholar, teacher and executive, Zeppos served from 2002 to 2008 as Vanderbilt’s chief academic officer, overseeing the university’s undergraduate, graduate and professional education programs as well as research efforts in liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education, business, law…

Posted by Web Communications on July 1, 2010 in

Message from the Chancellor about the Nashville flood

Dear Colleagues, As flood waters recede, our time to assist members of the Vanderbilt community who have been personally affected by this tragedy is beginning. Personal stories of losses suffered by our colleagues and their families, and of our trainees, are heartbreaking. Yet, we serve an institution that is at its very best during times…

Posted by Web Communications on May 5, 2010 in News

Chancellor’s Lecture Series

The Chancellor’s Lecture Series brings to Vanderbilt and the wider Nashville community intellectuals who are shaping the world today. Each lecture – for which reservations are not required – is free and open to the public. The Voting Rights Act of 1965: Commemorating 50 Years Civil and human rights activist Harry Belafonte, award-winning historian Michael…

Posted by Web Communications on February 2, 2010 in

History of the Office

Chancellors 1875–2009 Landon C. Garland 1875-1893 The first chancellor, Landon C. Garland, was a Virginian and hugely proud of it. He earned a B.A. from Hampden-Sydney in 1829, taught at Washington College, then at Randolph-Macon. One of Garland’s pupils in those days was Holland McTyeire. By the time young McTyeire graduated in 1847, Garland was…

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Academic Strategic Planning

Download the Academic Strategic Plan Executive Summary Read FAQ’s from the Feb. 27, March 11 and March 24, 2014, Faculty Town Hall meetings Vanderbilt’s leadership role extends beyond the classrooms, laboratories and residence halls and into the daily lives of everyday people who look to us to help them explore ideas, solve problems, serve others,…

Posted by Web Communications on February 2, 2010 in

Home Page Content

Welcome! It is my great honor to serve as Vanderbilt University’s eighth chancellor. This institution, which I have served as faculty member, provost and vice chancellor for over 25 years, is one of the most dynamic, exhilarating and relevant higher learning institutions in the nation. A key reason for our upward trajectory is our rejection…

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A note to faculty regarding graduate education

Dear Colleagues: Our nation and globe remain in economic distress, either in what is becoming known as the “Great Recession” or at least in the echo of last year’s financial panic. Challenges and uncertainty remain. At the same time, I am proud of how Vanderbilt has fared and am eager to share my deep gratitude…

Posted by Web Communications on January 22, 2010 in News