Alfred Degrafinreid II

By Staff Reports

NASHVILLE, TN — Vanderbilt University has named Alfred Degrafinreid II as associate vice chancellor for community relations within the Division of Government and Community Relations.

A native Tennessean, Degrafinreid most recently served as the chief administrative officer for the Office of the Davidson County Criminal Court Clerk.

Prior to that, he was counsel to U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper and coordinated community outreach for Davidson, Dickson and Cheatham counties.

Degrafinreid holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tennessee State University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law. In addition, he currently serves as the 2019 chair for nonprofit awards ceremony the Salute to Excellence Awards, which is hosted by the Center for Nonprofit Management to recognize the region’s community and nonprofit leaders.

“Alfred brings not only a wealth of experience to this position, but also his vast network of regional stakeholders,” Nathan Green, the recently appointed VU vice chancellor for government and community relations, said in the release. “I know he will represent our esteemed institution well as he works with our city and  community partners.”