Nashville Public Television, Vanderbilt University embark on strategic partnership; Plans for two new documentaries unveiled 10-11-2007
Robert Penn Warren (photo courtesy of Vanderbilt Special Collections)
Nashville Public Television (NPT) and Vanderbilt University have entered into a new strategic partnership designed to develop, enrich and extend educational programs and services throughout the region.
Future initiatives between Vanderbilt and NPT will similarly tackle educational, cultural, and social interests of the community.
“One of our highest priorities is extending Vanderbilt’s intellectual resources to the entire region,” said Michael J. Schoenfeld, Vanderbilt’s vice chancellor for public affairs. “This partnership with NPT will help us share knowledge, discovery, arts and culture in new ways, to ever-growing audiences.”
Vanderbilt and NPT will utilize the latest technologies to expand programs and services throughout the region; jointly seek external funding for program initiatives while creating opportunities to broaden Vanderbilt’s and NPT’s intellectual and cultural resources and expertise to national and international audiences.
Nashville Public Television serves nearly 2.2 million people throughout the Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky viewing area. It provides high quality educational, cultural and civic experiences that address the Nashville region’s issues and concerns. For more information visit www.wnpt.net or call 615-259-9325.
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a private research university of more than 6,500 undergraduates and 5,300 graduate and professional students. Founded in 1873, the university comprises 10 schools, a public policy institute, a distinguished medical center and The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center. Vanderbilt, ranked as one of the nation’s top teaching and research universities, offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education and human development, and a full range of graduate and professional degrees.
For more news about Vanderbilt, visit the Vanderbilt News Service homepage on the Internet at www.vanderbilt.edu/News.
Media Contacts: Devin Donovan, (615) 327.7999
Seigenthaler Public Relations
Michael Schoenfeld, (615) 343-1790