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Kristin Torrey, Director of Greek Life

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 for the last ten years.  Outside of her work at Vanderbilt, Kristin serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Foundation and in the Junior League of Nashville.

Katrina Crawford, Assistant Director of Greek Life

Katrina is a native of San Diego, California earning a Bachelor of Arts the University of California, Riverside in Political Science International Affairs. Katrina worked for several years as a paralegal for the leading immigration law firm before attending the University of Arizona where she received a Master of Arts in Higher Education. She served as the Graduate Intern for Fraternity and Sorority Programs at the U of A. Most recently, she served as the Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Central Michigan University advising all three Greek governing councils. Katrina is a passionate Dallas Cowboys fan patiently awaiting the next quest to the Super Bowl. Katrina serves as the primary advisor to the Panhellenic Council.

Harold Brown, Coordinator of Greek Life

Harold is a native of Dallas, TX and attended Texas A&M University – Commerce where he earned  his Bachelor of Science in Psychology. While at TAMUC, Harold served as the Secretary for the  National Pan-Hellenic Council and later President. Harold is a graduate of Louisiana State  University’s Higher Education Administration program where he obtained his Masters of Arts. During  his graduate tenure, he held a graduate assistantship in the LSU Olinde Career Center. In his spare time, Harold worked with the LSU Black Male Leadership Initiative within the Office of Multicultural Affairs and LSU Greek Life. Harold currently works with the Vanderbilt NPHC & Culturallly Based Greek Letter Organizations and is a member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

Alison Templeman, Coordinator of Greek Life

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.

Karen Seezen, Administrative Assistant

Karen has worked in the Office of Greek Life since September of 1997. Although her time at Vanderbilt has always been in Greek Life, her job has never been stagnant or boring as she has had several supervisors, worked with many Graduate Assistants and has occupied a variety of office spaces. Of course ever changing  Council and chapter officers have also lent much variety and interest to her worklife. Before coming to Vanderbilt, Karen worked at the Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation in Brentwood and the Phi Mu Foundation in Atlanta. Prior to that she was a stay-at-home Mom and community volunteer. She has 3 sons, 3 grandsons and 2 granddaughters who bring her great joy. She lives with her husband, her mother and their Westie, Riley. Pictures of all are available on request.

Maria Carter, Graduate Assistant

Maria is a second-year graduate student pursuing her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Jacksonville, FL. Maria attended the University of Florida where she earned her degree in Telecommunication Studies. At the University of Florida, Maria was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority and served as the President of the Panhellenic Council. She also worked as a mentor for student-athletes and as a social media intern for the Florida Gators. Despite bleeding orange and blue, Maria is very excited to be a member of the Commodore family!

Neil Butler, Graduate Housing Coordinator

Neil is a second-year graduate student from Knoxville, TN pursuing his M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration. Neil attended Belmont University where he earned a B.B.A. in Entrepreneurship. After joining the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Neil went on to serve as the Vice President of Finance and the Vice President of Administration for Belmont’s Interfraternity Council. Beyond Greek Life, he worked in various roles with new student orientation, health & wellness, athletics, and campus ministries. Neil is excited to meet new faces and serve the Greek community to the best of his ability!

Candace Collins, Graduate Assistant

Candace is a first-year graduate student from the small town of Palmyra, VA pursuing her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration. Candace graduated from the University of Virginia in 2017 with a double major in Government and Religious Studies, focusing on Hinduism and Buddhism. After becoming a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, Candace became a leader in both her chapter and in the Panhellenic Community by serving on their equivalent, the Inter-Sorority Council, as the Public Relations Chair and later as the Vice President of Administration. While at the University of Virginia, Candace also devoted her time to their Resident Staff Program, serving as a Resident   Advisor to first year students and as the first Vice Chair for Training and Development.