Nathan Green, B.B.A.
Vice Chancellor for Government and Community Relations
Nathan Green is vice chancellor for government and community relations and leads the university’s advocacy and partnership work with all branches of government and the Nashville and broader Middle Tennessee communities.
Green was appointed vice chancellor in December 2018 after serving as interim vice chancellor since February 2017. As interim vice chancellor, Green was responsible for the development and execution of advocacy plans with public officials at the federal, state and local government levels and led a 20-person team based in Nashville and Washington, D.C. He was also responsible for developing and implementing outreach partnerships with Nashville-area community and nonprofit organizations. During this time, he effectively advocated for the university on key policy topics, including student aid and a proposed endowment tax, and developed a new strategic plan for, what was then, the Division of Public Affairs that aligned with the university’s mission and values.
Green joined the university in 2014 as assistant vice chancellor for public affairs, where he developed and directed state legislative and government strategies that advanced the overall interests of Vanderbilt University. He was also responsible for state government advocacy and strategy for Vanderbilt University Medical Center prior to its transition to a separate nonprofit entity in 2016.
Prior to joining Vanderbilt, Green served 14 years as a partner in the government relations firm RobinsonGreen. He took a lead role in negotiating agreements on some of the biggest issues before the General Assembly.
From 1994 to 2000, Green served as executive assistant to Shelby County Mayor Jim Rout. In that role, he served as the administrator of the mayor’s office, where he coordinated all engagement initiatives with county commission and state legislature and served as the liaison to hundreds of neighborhood and community organizations.
A Tennessee native and graduate of the University of Memphis, Green began his career in the office of the Shelby County Trustee.