2023 Diversity Leaders Luminaries
Dr. André Churchwell
Senior adviser to the chancellor on inclusion and community outreach, Vanderbilt University
Churchwell has helped lead diversity and inclusion efforts at Vanderbilt University in a variety of roles for more than a decade, including as the inaugural chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and senior associate dean for diversity affairs in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Most recently, he served as Vanderbilt’s vice chancellor for outreach, inclusion and belonging and chief diversity officer. Throughout his time at Vanderbilt, he has worked to build community and strengthen public engagement, along with helping the organization to navigate through times of crisis. Effective this year, his new role will enable him to address a range of topics facing Vanderbilt and Nashville as a whole.