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CNGR BuildingThe Office of Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations (CNGR) sustains Vanderbilt's relationships with the community.

We work with students, faculty, staff, and administration throughout the university to promote policy initiatives and to leverage Vanderbilt resources.

As a public access point for the community, we are both proactive and responsive in supporting Vanderbilt's mission of teaching, research, public service and health care initiatives.

For facts about what Vanderbilt is doing across Tennessee, see our interactive map: Vanderbilt in Tennessee: County by County Connections


The mission of CNGR is to support the promotion of the advancement of knowledge and education by building community connections, advocating policy, and developing and implementing strategies that facilitate and influence community neighborhood and local government relationships with Vanderbilt University (and Medical Center).


We will give customers and their needs our highest priority
We will take responsibility to find a solution to any problem or complaint
We will provide excellent and professional service
We will treat others as we wish to be treated
We will positively impact everyone and everything we touch
We will continuously evaluate and improve our performance 


Christine Bradley (
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations
(615) 343-0556