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Chancellor Daniel Diermeier

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A visionary leader and lifelong academic, Daniel Diermeier is dedicated to advancing Vanderbilt’s mission and values at every level across the university’s ten schools and colleges. Born in Berlin, Germany, Diermeier is a first-generation college graduate who most recently served as the Provost at the University of Chicago. Read more about his many accomplishments and previous positions in his biography.

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  • Chancellor Diermeier at Family Weekend

    During Family Weekend, parents and families joined Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost Cybele Raver and other senior leaders for a conversation and Q&A about the university to gain a greater understanding of Vanderbilt’s priorities.

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    The Max Kade Foundation Chair in German Studies Lutz Koepnick recently welcomed Chancellor Daniel Diermeier to his class, “Soccer: Media, Art, Society,” which investigates the game's relationship to politics, globalization, gender, migration, economic and social equality, and more.

  • Photo of Chancellor Diermeier at move in

    It's game day! Chancellor Daniel Diermeier tailgates in Vandyville with the newest members of Commodore Nation.


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