• Vanderbilt University

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

    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… Read More

    Jun. 3, 2020

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    Robinson to lead Office for Inclusive Excellence

    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… Read More

    May. 8, 2019

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    New report provides data on faculty composition and demographics

    The intersections of tenure status, gender, race/ethnicity and faculty title for all full-time Vanderbilt University-employed faculty members are represented in a new report released March 11. “This report will provide faculty members with valuable information as a baseline of our colleges and schools, and it will help… Read More

    Mar. 11, 2019

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    Seven young faculty to watch

    Impressive grants, cutting-edge research hallmark of recent hires The School of Engineering is stepping up recruiting efforts to ensure a continued pipeline of talented young professors, with administration increasing its focus on creating a diverse faculty. This year, the school unveiled its Emerging Scholars in Engineering Lecture… Read More

    Dec. 5, 2016

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    Robinson, Kosson garner major honors from chancellor at fall faculty assembly

    Two School of Engineering faculty members collected top honors from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos at the Aug. 25 fall faculty assembly, earning awards for efforts that advance understanding of diversity and for outstanding scholarship and research. The newly established Chancellor’s Research Awards for Equity, Diversity… Read More

    Aug. 26, 2016

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

    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. William H. Robinson Robinson, a member of the university’s Committee on Diversity, Inclusion and Community, which Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos named in… Read More

    Jan. 11, 2016

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    Two professors to serve on Vanderbilt’s new diversity and inclusion committee

    Two engineering professors have been selected to serve on a newly created university committee to promote diversity and inclusion at Vanderbilt. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced 15-person committee to work on issues of inclusion, diversity and community during his bi-annual address in August to the Faculty Assembly. It… Read More

    Sep. 11, 2015

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    Lack of minorities in STEM focus of Vanderbilt summit

      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. Read More

    Jun. 11, 2015

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    Vanderbilt Ph.D.’s New York Times op-ed decries lack of diversity in engineering

    Carlotta Berry holds her Volunteer of the Year Award from IndianaFIRST. (Photo courtesy of IndianaFIRST) A Vanderbilt engineering Ph.D. who became a tenure-track professor is speaking out about the lack of women and minorities her field, with an opinion piece published in Sunday’s New York Times. Read More

    Nov. 3, 2014