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Chancellor Search Advisory Committee

The Chancellor Search Advisory Committee is charged with assisting in the  search for the university’s ninth chancellor . The Advisory Committee, comprising faculty, staff, students and alumni, will gather, synthesize and provide advice to the Search Committee on the priorities the next chancellor should address, as well as discern the qualities that individual should possess.

Read the Search Advisory Committee’s Report >

Committee Members

  • John Geer , dean of the College of Arts and Science and the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, Chancellor Search Advisory Committee Chair *
  • Douglas Adams, Daniel F. Flowers Professor of Engineering and Distinguished Professor and chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering *
  • Kelsea Best, president-elect, Graduate Student Council
  • Frances Burton, president-elect, Vanderbilt Student Government
  • Tracey George, interim vice provost for faculty affairs and the Charles B. Cox III and Lucy D. Cox Family Chair in Law and Liberty
  • Sarah Igo, associate professor of history and faculty director of E. Bronson Ingram College *
  • Candice Storey Lee, associate vice chancellor for university affairs and deputy athletic director *
  • Christopher Loss, associate professor of public policy and higher education
  • Jeff Loudon, president-elect, University Staff Advisory Council
  • Dan Lovinger, BA’87, Alumni Association president
  • Lawrence Marnett, dean of basic sciences in the School of Medicine and University Professor of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmacology; and Mary Geddes Stahlman Professor of Cancer Research
  • Joshua McGuire, senior lecturer in aural skills
  • John McLean, Stevenson Professor of Chemistry and Faculty Senate chair-elect
  • Dana Nelson, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English
  • Linda Norman, dean of the School of Nursing and the Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing
  • David Owens, professor of the practice of management and innovation *
  • Eric Skaar, Ernest W. Goodpasture Professor of Pathology and professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology
  • Emilie Townes, dean of the Divinity School and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society
  • Tiffiny Tung, associate professor of anthropology

*This individual is also a member of the Chancellor Search Committee,