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Office of the Vice Chancellor for Government and Community Relations

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J. Nathan Green   Sally Parker   Alex Shea   Carole Mackey
Vice Chancellor   Chief of Staff   Director of Business Operations   Financial Unit Manager
for Government and   email   email   HCM Specialist
Community Relations   615-322-6560   202-216-4373   email
email           615-343-0552
Headshot   Madeline Langub   Headshot    
Schyler Turrin   Madeline Langub   Lucas Hodge    
Executive Project Manager   Executive Assistant   Special Project Intern    
email   email   email    
615-875-1027   615-343-1235   615-343-1235    


Federal Relations (Washington, DC)

The Office of Federal Relations advocates on behalf of federal legislation, regulations, and policy that could affect Vanderbilt University. The primary focuses of the Office of Federal Relations are federal support of university-based research in science, engineering, social science, and the humanities; policies related to higher education; and other federal policies that impact the university, such as student aid, tax, high-skilled immigration, and intellectual property issues.

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Christina West   Heather Bloemhard   Collier Roberts   Holly Alexander      
Associate Vice Chancellor   Associate Director   Government Relations   Office Administrator      
for Federal Relations   of Federal Relations   Program Manager   email      
email   email   email   202-216-4361      
202-216-4370   202-216-4368   615-875-2421          


State Government Relations

The State Government Relations Office seeks to expand and strengthen partnerships with state leaders to positively impact state policy and represents Vanderbilt University before the Tennessee General Assembly and state government. 

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Daniel Culbreath     Collier Roberts        
Assistant Vice Chancellor     Government Relations        
for State Government Relations     Program Manager        
email     email        
615-343-6749     615-875-2421        


Local Government Relations and Community Partnerships

The Local Government Relations team works to foster relationships with local policymakers on important issues affecting higher education and local governance while serving as Vanderbilt’s voice on legislative and regulatory matters. 


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  Eben Cathey   Lynn Maddox          
  Senior Director   Special Projects Director          
  Local Government Relations   and County Liaison          
  email   email          
  615-343-7013   615-322-6384          


Community Engagement

The Community Engagement team fosters the fulfillment of human potential by supporting organizations, convening stakeholders, and working to bring Vanderbilt’s people and resources into the community in service of others.

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    Midori Lockett   Elizabeth Garza Bumpas      
    Chief Community Impact   Community Impact      
    Officer   Officer      
    email   email      
    615-322-4493   615-322-2484      


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt

OLLI at Vanderbilt helps adults over 50 rediscover the joy of learning and build community through diverse social interaction.

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Norma Clippard   Chandra Allison        
Director   Program Coordinator        
email   email        
615-322-5569   615-322-6511        


Dyer Observatory

Dyer Observatory connects with the greater Nashville community by inspiring student and public interest in science, technology, engineering, math, astronomy, and the arts.

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Billy Teets   Alexandra Rockafellar   Helen Morisette   Nathan Griffin      
Director   Outreach and Communications   Special Events Coordinator   Facilities Manager      
email   email   email   email      
615-875-3617   615-875-3613   615-875-3614   615-875-3616