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Meet 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 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. You can read more about his many accomplishments and previous positions in his biography.

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Vanderbilt Magazine interview with Chancellor Diermeier

In a wide-ranging interview, Diermeier spoke about growing up as a first-generation student in a divided Germany, taking the helm during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the collaborative culture that has fueled Vanderbilt’s success. He also addressed the violent acts of racism and injustice that have swept our country, noting Vanderbilt’s twofold responsibility to improve equity and inclusion on our campus and to leverage our mission and expertise to support progress across our community at large.

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