Deans’ Diversity Designates
Each of Vanderbilt’s 10 colleges and schools has at least one administrative member designated to be a liaison to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. If you have an idea, concern, comment, or question related to inclusive excellence in one of our specific colleges or schools, then we encourage you to reach out to the appropriate Deans’ Diversity Designate.
Guided by a collective responsibility to build a more inclusive and equitable Vanderbilt, the Deans’ Diversity Designates will cultivate a network of practitioners through sharing information, review current processes and practices, and serve as advocates to create and expand equitable infrastructures that support and sustain diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
The Deans’ Diversity Designates aim to build frameworks for leveraging community-centered solutions across the University. We commit to enhancing the competency of our communities to address complex problems and develop nuanced solutions and practices. The Deans’ Diversity Designates intend to
- create purposefully equitable environments,
- expand, sustain, and leverage practices that create and support community across identities, abilities, and backgrounds, and
- include and center the experiences of systemically non-dominant identities within programs, policies, and spaces on campus
to achieve a Vanderbilt where anyone and everyone can and does thrive.
Current Deans’ Diversity Designates
College of Arts and Science
Blair School of Music
School of Engineering
The Graduate School
School of Medicine Basic Sciences
School of Nursing
Owen Graduate School of Management
Peabody College of Education and Human Development