Press Release

Justin Ishbia, Shore Capital Managing Partner, named to Vanderbilt Board of Trust

May 11, 2021

The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust elected seven new members at its April 30 meeting. Dr. Makeba Williams Boatwright, BS’98; Sean Connolly, BA’88; Jennifer R. Frist, BS’93; George Huber, BA’79; Justin Ishbia, JD’04; Robert M. Levy, BA’72; and Conner Searcy, BA’96, will serve five-year terms beginning July 1. In addition, Kenya Wright, BA’18, will begin her two-year term on the board as a Young Alumni Leader on July 1.

“I am delighted to welcome our newest trustees, each of whom shares the board’s dedication to continuing to raise Vanderbilt’s profile as a global leader in teaching and discovery while preserving our One Vanderbilt spirit of collaboration,” said Bruce Evans, BE’81, chairman of the Board of Trust.

“Justin Ishbia is a rising star in the private equity industry who brings a deep skill set in investment and law to our board,” Evans said. “He shares our commitment to Vanderbilt’s continued advancement and will help us chart a course for the future.”

Ishbia is a member of the Law School Board of Advisers. In 2015, he established the Justin R. Ishbia Scholarship to provide financial support for deserving students at the Law School. He has been a guest lecturer at the Owen Graduate School of Management and recently delivered the opening keynote address at the Vanderbilt Entrepreneurship Conference.

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