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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    Undergraduate Admissions Leadership

    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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    Moira Poe

    Moira Poe

    As executive director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Moira Poe oversees the recruitment, evaluation, and selection of new undergraduate students at Vanderbilt. In her nearly 20 years of experience in undergraduate admissions, Poe has been recognized nationally for increasing higher education accessibility and affordability for scholars of diverse backgrounds and experiences.  

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