Vanderbilt lands $5M to create center on US presidency


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University has landed a $5 million donation to set up an academic hub focused on the U.S. presidency.

The Nashville university says alumni couple Carolyn Thomas Rogers and Robert Moss Rogers offered the gift to establish the Center for the American Presidency, which will bear their names.

Their donation will fund a new leading presidential scholar; two fellows; a director for the center; a research fund; visiting presidential scholars and prominent leaders; and immersion experiences for undergraduate students.

In 2018, the couple established the university’s Chair in American Presidency, currently held by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham.

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