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Commodore Connection | April 2023

Commencement 2023

Commencement festivities for the Class of 2023 begin tomorrow! For the most up-to-date information on Graduates Day, the undergraduate ceremony and more, please visit the Commencement website.
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John Geer appointed to senior advisor role in Office of the Chancellor

John G. Geer, distinguished political scientist, dedicated teacher and longtime administrative and academic strategy leader at Vanderbilt University, will take on a new role in the Office of the Chancellor. Geer has been named a senior advisor to Chancellor Daniel Diermeier on key strategic initiatives that promote democracy, free expression and open dialogue—all flagship priorities for the university. 
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Vanderbilt names esteemed biomedical engineer Krishnendu Roy as next dean of School of Engineering

Krishnendu Roy, a Regents’ Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology and a nationally renowned researcher, will be the next dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering.
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Giving Day

Watch: Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Parent Webinar 

As part of Vanderbilt’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month programming, parents were invited to participate in an online discussion with university leadership. The webinar informs parents about sexual assault prevention, reporting and resources available at Vanderbilt. 
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STARS College Network

Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management names esteemed scholar and business school leader Thomas J. Steenburgh as next dean

Renowned marketing expert Thomas J. Steenburgh, a senior associate dean at the University of Virginia, has been named the new dean of the Owen Graduate School of Management.
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Vanderbilt launches $3.2B Dare to Grow campaign

The new fundraising initiative—the most ambitious in Vanderbilt’s history—will power the university’s most exciting and essential work to date. Learn more about all the ways you can help propel Vanderbilt into its next 150 years. 
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Bowling team wins NCAA championship

Congratulations to the Vanderbilt bowling team for defeating Arkansas State on April 15 in Las Vegas to win the 2023 national championship—the third in the program's history. The team also won the national title in 2007 and 2018. 
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Premium tailgating for Vanderbilt Football games 

Looking to tailgate for a Vanderbilt home football game? REVELxp, in partnership with Vanderbilt Athletics, offers premium tailgate packages that provide a convenient and enjoyable experience. There is no better way for you and your group to enjoy yourselves before a Vanderbilt football game. 
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Vanderbilt Chapter Events

Parents are invited to attend the Vanderbilt Chapter events. Come out and meet fellow Vanderbilt parents and alumni in your area.
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Volunteer with Vanderbilt 

Parents and families are an important part of our Vanderbilt community. Learn more about volunteer opportunities, such as participating in networking opportunities and volunteering at regional Chapter events. 
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Parents and Family Programs
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