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Statement from Vice Provost for Academic Advancement William H. Robinson regarding the violence against Black people

Jun. 5, 2020—The untimely and violent death of George Floyd has weighed heavily on my mind, as it has for many members of our community. It has brought up a confluence of feelings, memories and responses—from friends, scholars, colleagues and certainly within myself. Mr. Floyd’s death has also served as a “clarion call”—an unmissable sign that indicates...

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Robinson named vice provost for academic advancement, executive director of Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence

Jun. 3, 2020—William H. Robinson, vice provost for academic advancement and executive director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence (Vanderbilt University) Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente today announced the appointment of William H. Robinson as Vanderbilt’s vice provost for academic advancement and executive director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence. Robinson, who most...

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Robinson to lead Office for Inclusive Excellence

May. 8, 2019—William H. Robinson (Vanderbilt University) William H. Robinson, associate dean for academic success at the School of Engineering, will lead the Office for Inclusive Excellence as interim vice provost for strategic initiatives beginning June 1. Robinson takes on this new role following the departure of Melissa Thomas-Hunt, who has accepted a position with the executive...

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William H. Robinson named associate dean of the School of Engineering

Jan. 11, 2016—William H. Robinson, a rising academic leader and diversity advocate, has been named an associate dean of the School of Engineering, Dean Philippe Fauchet announced today. Robinson, a member of the university’s Committee on Diversity, Inclusion and Community, which Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos named in the fall semester, will work with the dean to...

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Lack of minorities in STEM focus of Vanderbilt summit

Jun. 11, 2015—  Panelists discuss cultural and structural barriers to the advancement of people of color in the STEM fields. (Image provided) African Americans are one of the most underrepresented racial groups in engineering faculty positions, and mentorship programs have done little to remedy that dire statistic. This was just one topic of discussion for top national...

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