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Meet the Team


Tassany C. Henderson, Ed.D | Program Coordinator

Tassany’s Top 5 Talent Themes: Ideation | Strategic | Learner | Belief | Woo

Tassany Henderson is a Program Coordinator for the Office of Student Leadership Development at Vanderbilt. Tassany is a native Nashvillian. She comes to Vanderbilt from Nashville State Community College where she served in the Office of Admissions from 2014 to 2017. She attended Middle Tennessee State University where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and her Master’s degree in Administration & Supervision – Higher Education. She recently completed her doctorate in education at Trevecca Nazarene University in Leadership & Professional Practice. Tassany also serves as a Tennessee Promise mentor. She is a proud wife and mother. Her hobbies include spending time with family, enjoying SEC football (Go ‘Dores!), and attending live music events.

Chance R. Ryon, M.Ed. | Program Coordinator

Chance’s Top 5 Talent Themes: Input | Intellection | Individualization | Adaptability | Empathy

Chance Ryon is a Program Coordinator for the Office of Student Leadership Development at Vanderbilt. Chance is from the small town of Kenansville, Florida. He received his Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Administration from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL. After graduation, Chance moved to Nashville, TN to pursue a Masters of Education in Organizational Leadership and Communication from Belmont University while serving as the Graduate Assistant for the Department of Fitness and Recreation.

Chance’s passion for leadership comes from his involvement in various leadership roles and experiences in student affairs and higher education, fitness and recreation facility management, non-profit leadership, and student engagement. He has also facilitated workshops for various organizations including the Belmont Office of Leadership Development and the National Intramural-Recreation Sports Association. Outside of his work, Chance is often trying new restaurants in Nashville, going out for a run, or catching up on reality tv!

Allie B. McHugh | Graduate Assistant

Allie’s Top 5 Talent Themes: Intellection | Achiever | Relator | Developer | Responsibility

Allie McHugh serves as the Graduate Assistant for the Office of Student Leadership Development. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Allie graduated from Clemson University in 2018 with a degree in English Literature. Her primary interests in higher education include student leadership development and access and equity for traditionally underrepresented students. Outside of the office, Allie enjoys reading, spending time with her pets, singing along to the Hamilton soundtrack, and exploring all that Nashville has to offer.

As a first-year graduate student in the Higher Education Administration program, Allie is excited to learn more about Vanderbilt, its students, and how she can best support them in their personal and academic growth. She values any opportunity to interact with students, so please come by and visit!