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Courtney Salters

Courtney SaltersCourtney Salters has been a member of the Vanderbilt community since her days as an undergraduate student.  Her position as a Resident Advisor sparked an interest to work in student affairs. She began her career in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and transitioned to the Dean of Students office as a result of her desire to make more meaningful connections with students.

Courtney is an advocate for students and enjoys assisting them in their development into competent leaders.  She is a native of Tupelo, Mississippi and enjoys singing, health & wellness, and spending time with her family.

courtney.n.salters@vanderbilt.edu | Sarratt 207 | 615-322-7993

Lori Murphy
Program Coordinator

Lori MurphyLori Murphy is a proud Vanderbilt alumnus who is passionate about supporting co-curricular learning, leadership development, and student engagement. She first discovered her passion for student affairs as an undergraduate where she gained a unique perspective of and fascination with the University through her role as Student Body President.

She began her career in higher education at the University of Virginia where she focused on alumni engagement and student government advising. She returned to Nashville in 2012 to implement Anchor Link, Vanderbilt’s student involvement system. Since then she has sought strategic ways to leverage the system’s tools and reporting capabilities to enhance the co-curricular student experience, help students identify meaningful opportunities for engagement, and serve the needs of campus partners. Lori also highly values her role as an advisor to Dance Marathon, Vanderbilt’s largest philanthropic organization.

She is currently pursuing her M.Ed. in higher education administration from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College and her proudest accomplishment is making the Brookie a staple of the Vanderbilt experience through her love of desserts.

lori.t.murphy@vanderbilt.edu | Sarratt 207 | 615-875-2532

Clay McCullough
Graduate Assistant

Clay McCulloughClay McCullough is currently a second-year graduate student in the Higher Education Administration program at Vanderbilt University concentrating in Student Affairs. Originally from Hendersonville, Tennessee right outside of Nashville, Clay considers himself to be a Nashville native. He graduated from Belmont University in May of 2014 with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Management.

During his undergraduate years, Clay was involved in orientation programs, student government, Greek life, and interned in the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership Development.  Through his student leadership positions, he realized his passion for higher education and specifically his interest in developing support and resources for first-year students. Clay values the importance of a co-curricular education and enjoys finding creative ways to enhance the overall collegiate experience.

clay.mccullough@vanderbilt.edu | Sarratt 333 |

Julia Collins
Undergraduate Student Staff

Julia Collins is a junior at Vanderbilt University majoring in Engineering Science with two minors in engineering management and psychology. On campus, Julia is involved in Vanderbilt’s Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC). Upon graduation, Julia will also commission into the Navy as an officer. During her sophomore year she was given the opportunity to plan an event for NROTC, which included a full day of executing drill, serving food, and awarding trophies for twelve schools from Tennessee and surrounding states. It was during planning this event that she discovered her passion for organizing events and planning details, so she decided to pursue the undergraduate position at the Office of Student Organizations and Anchor Link as a way to continue to develop her interest and knowledge in the subjects.

Julia was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida, where she got her commercial helicopter pilot’s license. As a result, she can almost always be found flying at the airport, relaxing on the beach, or playing tennis.

julia.k.collins@vanderbilt.edu | Sarratt 339

Shreya Shanker
Undergraduate Student Staff

Shreya Shanker is a sophomore at Vanderbilt University, majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics with a minor in Corporate Strategy. Despite her educational focus in the sciences, she is also a dedicated writer in her spare time, having published her first e-book at the age of fourteen. Shreya is currently a member of the Student Alumni Board for the Class of 2018. She also writes articles for the Life Section of the Hustler, and is involved in a few other organizations around campus. As a budding programmer, Shreya is excited to be one of the undergraduate members of the Student Organizations and Anchor Link team this year. She hopes to being able to get behind the wheel and to see exactly how a large website, such as Anchor Link, is maintained.

Shreya is from the suburbs outside of Chicago, Illinois, where she spends most of her time reading, making music, and trying to beat her younger sister at video games.

shreya.shanker@vanderbilt.edu  | Sarratt 339