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May 26, 2015 12:01 PM ET

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Company Overview of Vanderbilt University

Company Overview

Vanderbilt University is an educational institution, which offers undergraduates, graduate, and professional programs in fields such as liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education, and human development. The schools of the university include Blair School of Music, College of Arts and Science, Divinity School, Graduate School, Law School, Owen Graduate School of Management, Peabody College, School of Engineering, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing. Vanderbilt University was established in 1873 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee. The university has endowment assets worth $2453.9 millions.

2301 Vanderbilt Place

Nashville, TN 37235

United States

Founded in 1873

23,604 Employees



Key Executives for Vanderbilt University

Vice Chancellor of Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resource Officer
Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs
Vice Chancellor of Health Affairs
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Vanderbilt University Key Developments

Vanderbilt University Announces Executive Appointments

On April 16, 2015, Alexander C. Taylor, an executive at Cox Enterprises was elected to a five-year term on the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust. Taylor, whose term on the Board of Trust begins from July 1, 2015. The Board of Trust also elected Aditya V. Karhade as Vanderbilt's first Young Alumni Leader. He will begin serving a three-year term on the Alumni Association Board July 1, 2015, and then join the Board of Trust July 1, 2018, for a two-year term. In addition, the board approved Darryl D. Berger, Joanne F. Hayes, Eugene B. Shanks Jr., Richard H. Sinkfield, Rebecca W. Wilson and William M. Wilson as emeriti trustees beginning July 1, 2015.

Boehringer Ingelheim and Vanderbilt University Join Forces to Develop New Ras Inhibitors for Cancer Treatment

Boehringer Ingelheim announced that it has established a research alliance with Vanderbilt University and the cancer drug discovery laboratory of Professor Stephen W. Fesik and the Orrin H. Ingram. The aim of the new collaboration is the research and development of small molecule inhibitors of oncogenic Ras for the treatment of cancer. Ras is the most frequently mutated oncogene known in cancer with K-Ras being the most commonly mutated form occurring in pancreas, colon, biliary tract and lung adenocarcinomas. Mutations in the Ras family (comprised of H-Ras, N-Ras and K-Ras) are very common, and found in 20 to 30% of all human tumors. Ras has been a particularly difficult protein to target since its discovery in human cancers more than 30 years ago. Under the terms of the agreement, the research capabilities of Vanderbilt University and Boehringer Ingelheim will be brought together in a multi-year research programme focusing on the development of small molecule inhibitors of Ras.

Rory Dicker to Join as Director of Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center at Vanderbilt University

Rory Dicker will assume the role of director of the Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center at Vanderbilt University beginning January 2015. Dicker is currently associate director of and senior lecturer in the Women's and Gender Studies program at the university. She also is a senior lecturer in the English department. As director of the Women's Center, Dicker will serve as a campus resource and expert on women's and gender issues for the entire university community-students, faculty, staff and alumni-and work to build strategic partnerships across the university to address the needs of women on campus. Among her responsibilities will be to develop new programs to facilitate women's self-assessment, identity development, career exploration and placement, and professional development. She will also collaborate with the university's Project Safe Center on issues of power-based violence and sexual assault.

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