Office of the Provost Staff
Administrative Operations Manager
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.
Annie Hornung is the Program Coordinator in the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. In this role, she manages Board of Trust meeting preparations, administers internally funded faculty award programs and provides key committee and project support for strategic initiatives across the Provost team.
Hornung joined Vanderbilt University in 2018 as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of the Provost. She earned her B.A. in Communication Studies from Chapman University and her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development.
Dana Meeks is the Communications Coordinator in the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. In this role, she is responsible for translating the provost’s mission and priorities across various mediums, serves as the communications liaison to the Division of Communications and vice provost teams and writes and edits a variety of materials for the office such as myVU articles, web content and presentation and marketing materials.
Prior to joining Vanderbilt in August 2019, Meeks spent eight years in public relations, launching her career at BeccaPR, a New York-based public relations firm that represents some of the nation’s best chefs, restaurants and products. She most recently served as the director of media relations and communications at Kaleidoscope Media in Nashville, a lifestyle communications firm where she worked with a diversified roster of clients both locally and across the US that spanned the entertainment, fashion and hospitality industries. She holds a B.S. in Advertising and Marketing Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York.
Senior Executive Assistant and Office Manager
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.
Project and Program Manager
Schyler Turrin is the Project & Program Manager in the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. In this role, she manages special projects and initiatives, implements standard operating procedures and processes, supports capital projects, oversees the administration of the Provost funding programs and leads the Provost area Graduate Assistant program.
Turrin joined Vanderbilt University in 2016 as a Program Coordinator in the Office of Cross-College Initiatives. She earned her B.S. in Biological Anthropology from the George Washington University and her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development.