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Director of Administration

Leigh Shoup, M.Ed.

Director of Administration


Leigh Shoup serves as the director of administration for the Office of Health and Wellness. As a key administrative leader of the office, Leigh works in close collaboration to support Vanderbilt’s comprehensive approach to promoting health and wellness for the university community.

Since mid-2020, Leigh has played a key role in the university’s COVID-19 response including coordinating across the institution to prepare the initial Return to Campus plan and Return to Campus website content. She has served on the Public Health Central Command Center for the university, and led the testing communications and compliance team which has handled undergraduate student testing compliance, served as a central information hub for testing compliance efforts for other populations, and managed the help desk function for testing for all community members. Leigh continues to prepare, update, and review key COVID related communications. 

Prior to joining the Office of Health and Wellness in 2022, Leigh served as the chief of staff to the vice chancellor for administration since the summer of 2014. In that role she wore many hats, including but not limited to overseeing the management of the vice chancellor’s office, serving on the vice chancellor’s leadership and strategic planning team, and coordinating complex special projects related to the division’s and vice chancellor’s key initiatives. Leigh previously served as the lead project manager on the develop of the FutureVU comprehensive land use plan organizing land use planning efforts on campus including community engagement efforts and the “FutureVU Hub” responsible for implementation of aspects of the land use plan.

Prior to joining the Division of Administration, Leigh worked for the Office of the Provost and Office of the Chancellor at Vanderbilt for a combined total of 9 years. Prior to joining Vanderbilt in 2005, she worked at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA.


M.Ed., Vanderbilt University



Phone: 615-322-4212