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Chief of Staff and Director of the Office of Academic Administration and Operations

Angela Land-Dedrick

Angela Land-Dedrick serves as Chief of Staff to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. She also serves as Director of the Office of Academic Administration and Operations.

As Chief of Staff, Land-Dedrick provides oversight of the operations, affairs and activities for the Provost’s Office. As a senior advisor to the Provost, she triages issues and projects, develops action plans and plays a key role in furthering the broad agenda within the Office of the Provost.

In her role as Director of the Office of Academic Administration and Operations, Land-Dedrick is responsible for coordinating the budget process, staffing structures and space and facility use for units across Academic Affairs.

Land-Dedrick joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1996 as an Assistant with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in the laboratory of Dr. Brigid Hogan. Upon Dr. Susan Wente’s arrival to Vanderbilt in 2002, Land-Dedrick took the position of Assistant to the Chair in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology. She was later promoted to Executive Assistant and then to Chief of Staff in 2014, when Dr. Wente assumed the role of Provost at the University. Additionally, Land-Dedrick served as Chief of Staff to the Interim Chancellor (Wente) from August 2019 – June 2020.

Land-Dedrick earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Art History from Sewanee: The University of the South.