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Kristin Torrey, Director of Greek Life

Reach out to Kristin regarding: Greek Member Experience (GME), large-scale Greek Events (such as Trick-or-Treat with Greeks and Athletes), Dance Marathon, Greek facility questions, Crisis situations involving members or guests, Alumni relations, Disciplinary situations, Lights on the Lawn

Kristin has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Western Michigan University, where she double majored in marketing and organizational communication.  Upon graduation, she decided to pursue a career in student affairs and earned her masters of arts in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University. She has worked in the Office of Greek Life at Vanderbilt since August 2002, serving as the Director of Greek Life since 2005.  Outside of her work at Vanderbilt, Kristin has served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Foundation and is actively involved in the Junior League of Nashville. You can reach Kristin at kristin.torrey@vanderbilt.edu.

Destiny Savage, Assistant Director of Greek Life

Reach out to Destiny regarding: Panhellenic, Office of Greek Life social media

Destiny is originally from Bowling Green, KY where she attended Western Kentucky University and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and was highly involved in many aspects of campus life including her sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta. While also attending WKU for her Masters in Student Affairs in Higher Education, she served as a graduate assistant for the Honors College and spent one year as the interim Greek Advisor. For the past five years she has advised the Panhellenic Council at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA and will serve as the primary advisor to the Vanderbilt Panhellenic Council. During her spare time, she can be found enjoying her favorite reality shows, listening to podcasts, or cooking. You can reach Destiny at destiny.d.savage@vanderbilt.edu.

Alison Templeman, Coordinator of Greek Life

Reach out to Alison regarding: IFC, the Come to Me campaign, Lights on the Lawn

Alison grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from Miami University where she served as a leader in her chapter, Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity and on the Panhellenic Executive Board.  After graduating from Miami, Alison served as a Traveling Leadership Consultant for Zeta Tau Alpha.  While working towards her Masters in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia, Alison was a graduate assistant in the UGA Greek Life Office, where she served as the primary advisor to the Multicultural Greek Council.  After graduating from UGA, she moved to Indianapolis, IN to work for Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity’s International Office in harm reduction and prevention education.  Alison currently serves as the primary advisor  to the Vanderbilt Interfraternity Council. You can reach Alison at alison.g.templeman@vanderbilt.edu.

Ashton Sawyers, Coordinator of Greek Life

Reach out to Ashton regarding: NPHC and IGC, Greek Inclusivity Alliance (GIA)

Ashton is originally from Nashville, TN and completed his undergraduate degree in Health and Human Performance at the University of Tennessee, Martin. While pursuing his undergraduate degree Ashton was involved in Greek Life and served on the executive boards for both his chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Ashton received a Master of Science degree in College Student Personnel from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he had in assistantship in the Center for Student Engagement working with the programming board. While pursuing his master’s degree Ashton also worked with Multicultural Student Life, Sorority and Fraternity Life, and The Office of Diversity and Engagement. In his spare time, you can find Ashton cheering on all the Nashville sports teams or enjoying a meal from a local restaurant. You can reach Ashton at ashton.sawyers@vanderbilt.edu.

Valerie Lorusso, Administrative Assistant

Reach out to Val regarding: Purchasing for events, Greek billing questions (including the Greek Facility Management fee)

Valerie Lorusso is the Administrative Assistant in the Office of Greek Life and enjoys working and engaging with students. Valerie is a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago. After working in radio and publishing Valerie came to Vanderbilt from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, where she worked for 13 years in Outreach and the Division of Student Affairs. Valerie lives with her husband, Joe, and their Huskie, Loki, in White Bluff, TN. Val relishes spending time with her two grown daughters as well as movies, classic rock and ‘80s music, and loves the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. You can reach Valerie at valerie.a.lorusso@vanderbilt.edu.

 

Sammi Hise, Graduate Assistant

Reach out to Sammi regarding: Panhellenic

Sammi is a third-year graduate student from Lucas, Texas pursuing her M.Ed. in Human Development Counseling. Sammi attended Oklahoma State University where she graduated with a dual degree in Political Science and Applied Sociology. While at Oklahoma State University, Sammi was a devoted member to her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. Through the Greek Life community Sammi served on the Panhellenic Executive Council, Greek Life Task Force and was a recruitment counselor. Outside of Greek Life Sammi was a leader within the Arts and Sciences college serving as both the Vice President of the Student Council and Vice President of Membership through Mortar Board. You can reach Sammi at samantha.j.hise@vanderbilt.edu

Tiffany Carter, Graduate Assistant

Reach out to Tiffany regarding: Greek facility questions

Tiffany is a first-year graduate student from Charlotte, North Carolina, pursuing an M.P.P in Education Policy degree. Tiffany attended Appalachian State University, where she graduated with a degree in Middle Grades Education, specializing in science instruction. Tiffany became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. during her undergraduate studies and served as the National Pan-Hellenic President. In addition to her work with Greek Life at App State, she was a Resident Assistant Supervisor in the Department of Housing and Residential Life. Tiffany taught middle school science for five years and served as the Associate Director of Operations for the Extended Academic Programs office at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys traveling and exploring the outdoors. You can reach Tiffany at tiffany.e.carter@vanderbilt.edu.