Meet Our Team

The Vanderbilt Office of Undergraduate Admissions recruits, selects, and enrolls students for the undergraduate programs at Vanderbilt University. We seek intellectually curious, academically talented students who will contribute to the campus life and the community beyond Vanderbilt.

Recruiting, selecting, and enrolling new Vanderbilt students takes a robust team effort. Our team includes admissions officers, operations staff, seasonal employees, and student workers.

This team approach allows us to be as responsive as possible to students, families, and high school counselors. While you may hear from a variety of staff, be assured that the response from our office will be both timely and accurate.

Undergraduate Admissions Officers

For first-year applicants, officers are assigned based on the location of the high school from which you will graduate. For transfer applicants, officers are assigned based on the location of the high school from which you graduated.

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    Regional Hubs

    While Nashville is Vanderbilt's home, we dare to grow by establishing our first Regional Hubs in Atlanta, Houston, New York City and South Florida. Through these hubs, prospective students, current students, parents, alumni, and friends will connect with Vanderbilt through professional opportunities and custom programming designed to establish and strengthen ties between Vanderbilt and the distinct cities that align with our dedication to collaboration and world-changing discoveries.

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      Undergraduate Admissions Senior Staff

      Doug Christiansen

      Douglas L. Christiansen, Ph.D.

      Douglas L. Christiansen holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration and is Vanderbilt University’s vice provost for university enrollment affairs, and dean of admissions and financial aid.  Christiansen is also an associate professor of public policy and higher education in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. 

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      Mike Drish

      Mike Drish

      As executive director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Mike Drish oversees the recruitment, evaluation, and selection of new undergraduate students at Vanderbilt. Drish brings to Vanderbilt a demonstrated commitment to and deep understanding of best practices nationally and internationally in the fields of higher education, undergraduate admissions and enrollment management.

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