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Welcome! It is my honor to serve as the interim vice chancellor of Vanderbilt University’s Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Our office works to intentionally foster institutional equity, diversity and inclusion by creating educational opportunities, raising awareness and providing strategies and tools to bring to life the vision of inclusive excellence, both on our campus and in our city.

For most of us, our understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion is based on who we are and where we come from. The goal of our office is to help our community better understand one another so we can appreciate our differences, celebrate our common goals and work together toward inclusive excellence.  Our office also partners with Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Melissa Thomas-Hunt to advance equity, diversity and inclusion in the university’s research and educational missions, creating a welcoming environment for students, faculty and staff.

Our team is here to serve you. We look forward to our continued partnership with all members of the Vanderbilt community.

Tina L. Smith
Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion