Vanderbilt Trailblazers

The Vanderbilt Trailblazer initiative was developed to elevate awareness of and give recognition to pioneers at Vanderbilt, leaders in their fields who dedicated themselves to advancing inclusion across the university community and beyond. Through this portrait project, their legacy and heritage will be preserved for future generations of students, staff and faculty.

The Trailblazers Portrait Unveiling; portrait of Rev. Walter R. Murray in the background (Vanderbilt University/Joe Howell)

Meet the Trailblazers

Take a Look

Check out photos and read about past portrait unveiling events.

Questions About Trailblazers?