Director of the First-Year Experience
Natalee Erb (she, her, hers) serves as the director of the first-year experience. She is responsible for oversight, management, and coordination of all programs on The Ingram Commons. Natalee provides leadership and vision in both developing new initiatives and in maintaining existing initiatives. Her work focuses on ensuring successful transition programs for first-year students and creating opportunities for interactions among faculty and students that foster student success throughout the collegiate journey. With over eight years of experience on the Residential Colleges staff, Natalee has a hand in almost every component of the residential college system. In addition to coordinating CommonVU Orientation and the Vanderbilt Visions extended orientation program, she works on initiatives that are designed to encourage personal and professional development for students. She also supervises the staff on The Ingram Commons. Natalee earned a B.A. in Anthropology from Sewanee: The University of the South and a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.