Division Directory

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Government and Community Relations

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.

State Government Relations

The State Government Relations team 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. 

Local Government Relations

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. 

Community Relations

The Community Relations 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.

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.

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.