Beth Fortune exits Vanderbilt after 16 years

Beth Fortune, who stepped down as Gov. Don Sundquist’s communications director to join Vanderbilt University in 2000, has resigned her position there as vice chancellor for public affairs, according to a university news release.

Fortune, who was a political reporter for the Nashville Banner prior to joining the Sundquist administration, will “transition”  to a complete departure from Vanderbilt “early next year,” according to the statement.

The full release is HERE. Here’s the last paragraph:

A national search for a newly created vice chancellor position that focuses solely on communications is under way, and an interim vice chancellor for public affairs who will oversee government, neighborhood and community relations will be named soon.

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