VU GIVES INTERIM CHIEF THE JOB

THE TENNESSEAN
Mar 2, 2008

A seven-month national search persuaded Vanderbilt University to name one of its own as the school's eighth chancellor.

 

Nicholas S. Zeppos, the school's provost and interim chancellor, was named to the university's top position Saturday, reflecting the board's desire for a chancellor more directly involved in Vanderbilt's academic endeavors — and one likely to finish his career at the school.

 

"This is a spiritual calling for me," said Zeppos, who came to the school in 1987 as a law professor.

 

His appointment, affirmed by a unanimous vote from the school's Board of Trust, marks the first time in 70 years that a chancellor has been named from within the university.