Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff

Kosha Tucker, J.D.

Kosha Tucker serves as associate vice chancellor and chief of staff in the Office of the Provost. In this role, Tucker serves as a key adviser and thought partner to the provost driving communication, collaboration and alignment to accomplish the vision, mission and goals of Vanderbilt. She is responsible for the management and business operation of the office and leads high-impact, high-visibility initiatives that span across the university.

Tucker most recently served as a principal at The Wren Collective, a strategic advising firm, where she provided research, policy, communication and technical expertise to elected officials, grassroots leaders and organizers, professional athletes and public figures seeking to transform local, state and federal systems of policing and justice.

Prior to The Wren Collective, she was a staff attorney at the ACLU of Georgia, where she litigated federal civil rights cases and worked in coalition with stakeholders and community partners on ambitious initiatives to end mass incarceration, eliminate racial disparities in the criminal legal system and stop the criminalization of poverty. She previously served as a public defender in DeKalb County, Georgia, and began her legal career as the Robin Nash Fellow at the Barton Child Law and Policy Center at Emory University School of Law.

Tucker received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar, and her B.A. in public policy studies from Duke University, where she was a Benjamin N. Duke Merit Scholar.

Kosha Tucker
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