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The Graduate School is one of the ten colleges and schools of Vanderbilt University. The Graduate School is the pathway and official school of record for Graduate School student applications, admissions, registration and enrollment, monitoring and recording of academic progress and milestones (residency, qualifying examinations, candidacy, defense of dissertation), and the awarding of degrees.

Vanderbilt University Graduate School
117 Alumni Hall
2205 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37240

The Graduate School's main office is located in Alumni Hall, Suite 117, Suite 010 downstairs, with additional offices in Suite 300 upstairs. Please feel free to visit during our business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CST), Monday through Friday.

General email inquiries may be sent to the Graduate School

For questions regarding the application process or status, please contact your program of interest.

 

Graduate School Leadership

Vice provost for graduate education and dean of the graduate school, Andre Christie-Mizell

C. André Christie-Mizell
Vice Provost for Graduate Education and
Dean of the Graduate School

Email
615-343-8708
117 Alumni Hall
Terrah Akard

Terrah Akard
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Email
615-343-9953
300 Alumni Hall

picture of interim dean Bunmi Olatunji

Bunmi Olatunji
Associate Provost for Graduate Education

Email
615-322-0060
117 Alumni Hall

john

John McLean
Associate Provost for Graduate Education

Email
117 Alumni Hall

Admissions

 

Maya Suraj
Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admission

Email
615-322-5750
010 Alumni Hall
walt

Walt Bieschke
Associate Director

Email
615-322-0236
010 Alumni Hall

picture of interim dean Bunmi Olatunji

Don Brunson
Assistant Dean
Diversity, EDGE

Email
615-322-3939
010 Alumni Hall

 

Welton Pride
Graduate Office Assistant 

010 Alumni Hall

Academic Affairs

amanda

Amanda King
Manager, Graduate Student Records

Email
615-322-3943
300 Alumni Hall

susan

Susan Hilderbrand
Program Coordinator, Academic Affairs

Email
615-322-3934
010 Alumni Hall 

Graduate & Postdoc Academic Success (GPAS)

Stacey

Stacey Satchell
Director

Email
615-343-5835
300 Alumni Hall 
Nick

Nick Hyer
Program Coordinator

Email
615-322-5835
300 Alumni Hall 

Administration & Operations 

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Boyd
Executive Director of Operations

Email
615-322-3995
117 Alumni Hall
Annie

Annie Hornung
Deputy Director of Operations

Email
615-343-8970
117 Alumni Hall

Joy

Joy Mordica
Senior Partnering Consultant, Office of Data & Strategic Analytics

Email
615-343-8970
117 Alumni Hall

sheri

Sheri Stephens
Office Manager

Email
615-343-2727
117 Alumni Hall

Communications & Events

Vice provost for graduate education and dean of the graduate school, Andre Christie-Mizell

Anna Thomas
Director of Events and Communications 

Email
615-343-6295
300 Alumni Hall
kara j

Kara Jones
Project & Social Media Coordinator

Email
615-343-0844
010 Alumni Hall

 

Kaitlyn Mehlhouse
Graduate Office Assistant 

117 Alumni Hall

Anna

Anna Weeks
Graduate Assistant 

010 Alumni Hall

Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute

irene

Irene Wallrich
Associate Director

  Email
615-343-7030
300 Alumni Hall

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA)

Faith

Faith Bishop
Associate Director

  Email
615-343-7309
300 Alumni Hall

Annie E

Annie Evans
Program & Communications Manager

Email
615-343-1990
010 Alumni Hall