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Meet the OSLD Team

Krystal Clark

Krystal Clark is the Director for the Office of Student Leadership Development at Vanderbilt.  She spent her undergraduate years at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA where she double majored in Sociology and Psychology. Upon graduation she decided to pursue a career in Student Affairs and earned her Masters of Education in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland, College Park. After four years as the Program Coordinator for Fraternity & Sorority Life at Duke University, she made the move to Nashville, TN to serve as the Associate Director of Greek Life at Vanderbilt University. In 2013, Krystal made the move to Associate Director of the newly created Office of Student Leadership Development.

Leadership has always been a passion for Krystal as she was a very involved student leader, co-taught leadership development course while in graduate school, and served as a fellow for the National Leadership Symposium. Clark served as a member of the Leadership Engagement Alliance at Duke University and the Leadership Taskforce at Vanderbilt.  She serves as a facilitator and speaker for leadership development programs at colleges/universities and for inter/national organizations.

Krystal is a proud member of Delta Delta Delta Fraternity, a Board of Directors member for the Junior League of Nashville, a former Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, a former Board of Directors members of Girls on the Run Nashville, is a current volunteer for the YWCA, and serves on the Jr. Board of Directors for Women in Numbers Tennessee. She was a finalist for the 2012 Nashville Emerging Leader Award in the field of Education as well as the Junior League’s YP 2015 Nominee for the Nashville ATHENA Award. Krystal is also a member of the 2015 class of Nashville Emerging Leaders. You will probably find her laughing loudly and desk dancing while at work. When she is not working or volunteering she is probably on social media, at a concert, shopping, working out at Barre3 or eating at one of Nashville’s many delicious restaurants.

Austin Tatum

Austin is serving this year as the Graduate Assistant for the Office of Student Leadership Development. He is originally from Knoxville, TN where he has grown up his whole life. His last four years were spent in Blacksburg, VA attending Virginia Tech, where he studied Psychology and Political Science. Hiking, camping, running, napping, and watching Hokie football are some of Austin’s favorite pastimes, and he looks forward to doing that and much more in Nashville. He is ecstatic to get started in the HEA program.