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Provost Administrative Staff

Angela Land-Dedrick
Chief of Staff

Angela Land-Dedrick serves as Chief of Staff to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Land-Dedrick came to Vanderbilt 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 Wente assumed the role of Provost.

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


Terrie Barrow
Executive Assistant

Terrie Barrow is a Executive Assistant in the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Barrow came to Vanderbilt in 2008 as an Office Assistant in the Dean of Students office and held several positions within the department before joining the Provost’s office. She moved to the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center as an Administrative Assistant I in 2009, moved into an Administrative Assistant II role, supporting both the Women’s Center and the Office of LGBTQI Life in 2011 and, beginning in May of 2014, helped with the transition of Project Safe out of the Women’s Center into its own space, the Project Safe Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response. She continued to support Project Safe and LGBTQI Life through March of 2016.

Barrow earned her bachelor’s degree in business and the social and behavioral sciences from Middle Tennessee State University.


Shirley Schettino 
Executive Assistant

Shirley Schettino is the Executive Assistant in the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.  In her role, she manages the Provost’s calendar, briefings, and conference room, and is the first point of contact in the Provost’s Office, while also providing support to the Chief of Staff.

Schettino joined Vanderbilt University in 2013 as an Office Assistant to the Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs and Dean of Admissions. She later served as Assistant to the Associate Deans of the Library and joined the Provost’s Office in 2014.

Prior to joining Vanderbilt, Schettino lived on Long Island, New York, where she served as Assistant to the Pastor at Our Lady of the Snow Roman Catholic Church in Blue Point, managing the parish calendars and composed the weekly news bulletin. Schettino also served as the social events director, co-chair of the stewardship committee, and as a cantor in the Music Ministry.

Schettino studied Human Services at Trevecca Nazarene University.