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EricKopstain

Eric Kopstain
Vice Chancellor for Administration
615-875-8617

In his role as the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Eric is responsible for human resources, equal opportunity, affirmative action, disability services, business services, police, environmental affairs, facilities, construction, contract and grant accounting, strategy and planning, traffic and parking, printing services, and the Legends Club.  


 JenniferBischoff

Jennifer Bischoff
Director, Finance
615-343-4798

Jennifer provides overall leadership and support of the financial and general accounting operations for the division, and directly assists and supports the operational and financial leads for each department. She serves as the chief accounting and budget officer for the division and partners with peers across the institution to support the university’s integrated approach to financial management. 


BarbCarroll

Barbara Carroll
Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer
615-875-8451

Barbara is responsible for staff recruitment and retention, administration of benefit programs, compensation, payroll processing, labor relations, employee relations, organizational effectiveness, and temporary services.


AnitaJenious

Anita Jenious
Director, Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Disability Services (EAD)
615-322-4705

Anita is responsible for the coordinating and monitoring Vanderbilt's compliance with the requirements of federal and state non-discrimination laws, developing Vanderbilt's Affirmative Action Plan, investigating complaints, and providing reasonable accommodations for faculty, staff, and students with disabilities. She also serves as Vanderbilt's Title IX and Title VI Officer and ADA Coordinator.


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Anna Letcher  
Director, Administrative Strategy and Planning
615-343-2662

Anna manages the strategy and planning processes for the division.  She also serves as a project manager for many of the division's key initiatives.


LauraNairon

Laura Nairon
Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Services
615-322-7748

Laura is responsible for a variety of campus services, including: Campus Dining (dining centers, markets, cafes, catering and vending), the Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt bookstore,the Child and Family Centers, Mail Services (Rand and Commons Center post offices), Printing Services and Campus Copy, and PCI Compliance. She is also responsible for Vanderbilt Card Services, which provides University Central and Medical Center identification and administers the Commodore Card debit and building access system.


MikePerez

Mike Perez
Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Facilities Officer
615-343-4211

Mike oversees oversees the planning, program management and implementation of best practices for all aspects of campus facilities and grounds operations, maintenance, utilities and construction as well as real estate initiatives.  He leads a workforce of 450 staff members responsible for the physical campus, which encompasses 10.8 million total square feet of space, including 7.2 million square feet of buildings, 330 acres of land, 2.1 million square feet of real estate property, 1.8 million feet of garages, a combined heat and power plant and comprehensive underground utility infrastructure, and the design and construction of capital projects.


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Leigh Shoup  
Chief of Staff, Division of Administration
615-322-4212

Leigh serves as Chief of Staff to the Vice Chancellor for Administration. In this role, she wears many hats, including but not limited to serving as advisor to the Vice Chancellor, overseeing the management of the Vice Chancellor’s office, and coordinating special projects and assignments related to the division’s and Vice Chancellor’s key initiatives. She also serves as a project manager for many of the division's key initiatives.


CathySnyder

Cathy Snyder
Director, Contract & Grant Accounting (Costing Activities)
615-343-1440

Cathy is responsible for the cost accounting activities at Vanderbilt University. She oversees the development of the facilities and administrative (F&A) and fringe benefit rates and negotiates with the federal government on behalf of the institution. Cathy also has oversight of service centers and asset management for university central, facilities and administrative (F&A) rate calculations for specialized service facilities, the Medicare Cost Report and various other business income activities.


MichelleVazin

Michelle Vazin
Director, Contract & Grant Accounting (Grants Management)
615-343-1558

Michelle is responsible for the management, accounting, and reporting of sponsored projects as well as restricted gifts and endowments for University Central. Her area is also responsible for the coordination and oversight of sponsored project audits including the institution's annual Office of Management and Budget (OMB) A-133 audit. She is actively involved in writing, implementing, and monitoring the institution's policies and procedures as they relate to sponsored projects and compliance.


AugustWashington

August Washington
Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Safety
615-343-0732

August is responsible for the Vanderbilt University Public Safety Department, which provides comprehensive law enforcement and security services to all components of Vanderbilt University, including the University campus, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and the various University-owned facilities throughout the Davidson County area.  The department manages several additional functions beyond the precincts, including Special Operations and Dignitary Protection; the Office of Emergency Preparedness, Fire and Workplace Safety; and Parking Services and Law Enforcement Systems.