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To the Vanderbilt community,

As we move forward with our search for Vanderbilt’s ninth chancellor, there is much to commend and consider.

Your feedback thus far has been thoughtful, wide-ranging and illuminating. It has confirmed that the successful candidate must be a proven leader with a bold vision for the university to continue the direction that has led to Vanderbilt’s remarkable upward trajectory over the past decade. You also shared that the university’s next leader must embody Vanderbilt’s values, such as “commitment,” “community,” “integrity,” “inclusion” and other themes that have pervaded your responses to the online questionnaire.

Our Chancellor Search Advisory Committee is currently preparing a summary report of the input we have received so far, which we look forward to sharing with the Vanderbilt community in the near future.

In the months to come, your thoughts and the feedback you have provided will continue to steer the process.

We will find a chancellor who is committed to the university’s remarkable progress, and its shared governance, transparency and collaboration, which define the search process through which they are selected. We look forward to selecting a chancellor who will lead our great university into its exciting next chapter.

Sincerely,

Bruce R. Evans
Chairman, Vanderbilt University Board of Trust


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