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Professional Staff

Professional Staff

Professional staff in The Office of the Dean of The Ingram Commons support the academic mission of the University and the pillars of The Commons Experience (Intellect, Community, Personal Well-Being, Self-Discovery, and Cultural Awareness) through intentional programmatic and leadership development initiatives. Our programs are designed to both challenge and support students as they navigate their first year at Vanderbilt, and our goal is to connect students with valuable resources and learning opportunities that will help them achieve their academic and personal goals. Staff members plan, coordinate, and lead a number of programs and initiatives including but not limited to:

  • CommonVU Orientation
  • Vanderbilt Visions and VUcept
  • The Commons Leadership Council
  • The Commons Lecture Series
  • The Commons Ball
  • iSeminars
  • Commons Immersion Pathways Workshops
  • Fall For The Arts (Parents & Families Weekend)
  • First-Year Honor Societies
  • The Commons Cup     

 

Christina Bailey Robbins
Director of Operations, Residential Colleges

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Christina Bailey Robbins has been with The Ingram Commons since it opened in 2008. As the Director of Operations, Christina has a hand in almost every aspect of the Residential College System. Christina works closely with the residential faculty and staff to implement academic and developmental programs which assist students throughout their time at Vanderbilt. Christina holds a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Union University. In addition to her love of Vanderbilt students, Christina enjoys traveling and spending time with her daughter. 

 

Natalee Erb
Assistant Director

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Natalee Erb received her B.A. in Anthropology from Sewanee: The University of the South. Afterwards, she moved to Nashville to complete her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. Natalee is responsible for coordinating the Vanderbilt Visions program and advising the VUcept organization. Additionally, she manages assessment for all programs within The Ingram Commons. Natalee enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her sweet dog, Layla. 

 

 

Vacant
Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator is responsible for internal and external communications and working with residential faculty to support and implement programs within The Ingram Commons that help develop students outside the classroom by focusing on  the Residential College learning outcomes

 

Jennifer Atwood
Assistant to the Dean

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Jennifer Atwood received her Bachelor's Degree from Middle Tennessee State University. She began working at Vanderbilt in the Fall of 2012 as The Commons Center Evening Building Manager before moving to her current position. She loves working at Vanderbilt because the students are empowered to succeed by the diverse amount of opportunities they are offered. If you visit the office during breaks, you may get to meet her dog, Logan, an adorable (although she may be biased) German Shepherd mix. 


 

Michelle Healey
Graduate Assistant

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Michelle is a second-year graduate student at Peabody College studying Higher Education Administration. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Corporate Communications from James Madison University in 2015 and then worked at several universities in Washington, D.C., before joining the Vanderbilt community. Michelle is responsible for co-advising the VUcept Executive Board and The Commons Leadership Council. Additionally, she designs promotional materials for events and assists with program implementation. In her free time, Michelle enjoys hiking, crafting, and spending time with friends and family.

 

 

 

Megan Harvey
Graduate Assistant

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Megan is a first-year graduate student in the Higher Education Administration program at Peabody College. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Communications Studies and Corporate Communications from James Madison University in 2015. Following graduation, Megan served two years as an AmeriCorps member for an education nonprofit. On The Commons, she is responsible for assisting in the coordination of the Commons Cup and supporting large-scale programming. Megan enjoys hiking, road tripping and baking cookies.