Investiture of Vanderbilt’s Ninth Chancellor


About the Investiture

The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust hosted the investiture of the university’s ninth chancellor, Daniel Diermeier, on April 9, 2022. An investiture is one of the oldest traditions in academia—an official milestone to celebrate a new era for the university, while also honoring its history. The formal investiture ceremony began with a procession of Vanderbilt’s leaders, as well as representatives of other universities, wearing full academic regalia. The event included remarks from Board of Trust Chairman Bruce R. Evans, Chancellor Diermeier and other alumni and university leadership, along with a presentation of the symbols of office to the chancellor. Though an investiture would typically happen within the first year of a chancellor’s service, Chancellor Diermeier’s investiture was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The investiture ceremony was followed by a community celebration on Alumni Lawn. The day before, April 8, Vanderbilt hosted two panels and a symposium discussion as part of the investiture weekend.

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Chancellor Daniel Diermeier

About Chancellor Diermeier

A visionary leader and lifelong academic, Daniel Diermeier is dedicated to advancing Vanderbilt’s mission and values at every level across the university’s 10 schools and colleges. Born in Berlin, Germany, Diermeier is a first-generation college graduate who has combined excellence as a researcher and teacher with an entrepreneurial mindset. Read Chancellor Diermeier’s full bio and learn more about the Office of the Chancellor.

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