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A Special Campus Visit by Adolpho A. Birch III

In the days leading up to the National Football League draft, taking place in Nashville April 25-27, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host Adolpho A. Birch III, NFL executive and Vanderbilt Board of Trust secretary, for a variety of discussions and panels on issues related to sports, law and society. The suite of engaging lectures and activities will take place on April 23-24.

Tuesday, April 23

4 – 5 p.m.

Reaching the End Zone: Preparing for Success in College and Beyond

Black Cultural Center Auditorium

Open to all | R.S.V.P.


6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Student Dinner hosted by Residential Faculty

Spaces limited; express your interest by emailing


Wednesday, April 24

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast with Office of General Counsel Staff

Spaces limited; express your interest by emailing


12 – 1 p.m.

Lunch & Learn: The Student-Athlete Experience

A conversation geared towards students and staff involved with athletics

East Multipurpose Room, Recreation and Wellness Center

Open to all | R.S.V.P.


5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

College Athletics, The Draft, and the Business of Professional Sports

A panel discussion featuring Adolpho A. Birch III, John Ingram and Carolyn Peck. Moderated by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.

Panel starts at 5:30 p.m.; reception beforehand.

Student Life Center, Ballroom A

Open to all | R.S.V.P.