Elizabeth Garza Bumpas

Community Impact Officer

Elizabeth BumpasElizabeth Garza Bumpas serves as community impact officer for the Community Relations team. In this role, Bumpas supports community partnerships, advances community relations and assists in administering the Community Impact Fund. She joined Vanderbilt in 2021 with experience ranging across sectors including higher education, nonprofits and business.

Bumpas received the One Vanderbilt Excellence Award for her work in the implementation of a student service day as part of the Clinton Global Initiative University that took place in the spring of 2023 on Vanderbilt’s campus. She currently serves on the board for the PENCIL Foundation, an organization dedicated to building strategic partnerships between community groups and the needs of Metro Nashville Public Schools. She also serves on PENCIL’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

Originally from Texas, Bumpas was deeply involved in her community, serving on boards and committees dedicated to advancing civic participation and higher education in the Latino community. She also earned a bachelor of science in criminal justice from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Since moving to Nashville, she enjoys exploring the city with her husband and spending time with their two dogs.