Anders W. Hall was named vice chancellor of investments at Vanderbilt University and chief investment officer of the university's $4 billion endowment, confirmed spokesman Jim Patterson.
Mr. Hall will join the Nashville, Tenn., university on Sept. 3. He is replacing Matthew Wright, who left in January. The university's chief financial officer, Brett Sweet, has been taking on Mr. Wright's duties in the interim, according to Mr. Patterson.
Mr. Hall is now head of public securities at Duke University. Neither he nor Michael J. Schoenfeld, vice president for government affairs and government relations, could be immediately reached for comment.