Meet Our Staff
Mary Helen Davidson—Director
Mary Helen has worked in the Office of Student Accountability, Community Standards, and Academic Integrity since January 2012 in a variety of capacities. Originally from Texarkana, Arkansas, Mary Helen earned her B.A. from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, and worked for four years in marketing before earning her M.Ed. in higher education administration from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. During her time at Peabody, she worked closely with the Peabody Honor Council, Peabody Graduate Admissions and the Peabody Career Development Center. Mary Helen loves spending time with her family and exploring Nashville.
Jeremy Bourgoin—Assistant Director
Jeremy hears and investigates alleged violations of University policy and is the adviser to the Undergraduate Honor Council. His professional background is in Residential Life at the University of Miami where he oversaw half of the first-year student population. Additionally, he served in the Dean of Students Office advising disciplinary hearing panels and overseeing the student conduct unit for Miami Hurricanes Athletics events. Originally from Tennessee, Jeremy received his B.S. from UT Chattanooga where he also found his passion for student affairs serving as a student leader in residential education, orientation, and student government. He went on to get his Masters in Higher Education Administration here at Vanderbilt and served as a Head Resident, Graduate Assistant to the Dean of the Ingram Commons, and the Assistant Advisor to VUcept. Jeremy loves all things Vanderbilt Athletics and is happy to cheer on his hometown team. Go Dores!
Diana Morris—Assistant Director
Diana works with students and staff across Vanderbilt to track, manage, and ensure student and student organization compliance with mandatory programs, policies, and/or sanctions. She also hears and investigates alleged violations of University policy. Before coming to Vanderbilt, Diana served as a Community Director at Tulane University where she oversaw four residence halls housing all levels of undergraduate and international graduate students. Originally from Mount Vernon, New York, Diana earned her B.A. from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA and her M.Ed. from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. In her spare time, Diana enjoys all things related to travel, music, and food and is always open to suggestions for her “to try/see” list.
Danyel Williams-Freeman—Administrative Assistant
Danyel Williams-Freeman is the Administrative Assistant for the Office of Student Accountability, Community Standards, and Academic Integrity. In this position, she serves as the first point of contact for the office and also provides administrative support to the Director, Assistant Directors, and Graduate Assistants. Danyel’s professional and volunteer background include ESL tutoring, proofreading/editing, and ghostwriting. Prior to working at Vanderbilt, Danyel worked as an office manager at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Chicago, IL. Danyel was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN and received a B.A. in English from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing poetry and short stories, and traveling.
Renee Sample—Graduate Assistant
Renee is a first-year student in the Higher Education Administration M.Ed. program at Vanderbilt. In her role as a graduate assistant, Renee investigates academic integrity cases presented to the Undergraduate Honor Council and meets with students regarding alleged violations of University policy. Prior to attending Vanderbilt, Renee graduated from Millikin University with a B.S. in Accounting. At Millikin, she was actively involved on campus as an orientation leader, Vice President of Administration of Student Senate, Collegiate Chapter President of Delta Delta Delta, and the Student Representative on Millikin University’s Board of Trustees. In her free time, Renee enjoys traveling, playing board games, trying new foods, and spending time with family and friends.
Claire Forbes—Graduate Assistant
Claire Forbes is a second-year student in the Higher Education Administration M.Ed. program at Vanderbilt. In her role as a graduate assistant, Claire investigates academic integrity cases presented to the Undergraduate Honor Council and meets with students regarding alleged violations of University policy. Prior to attending Vanderbilt, Claire spent three years as the Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at a small boarding and day school in Tennessee where she was also an upper school advisor and directed a student leadership program. She graduated in 2015 from Sewanee: The University of the South with a B.A. in History. When Claire is not on campus, she enjoys exploring hiking trails in and around Nashville, kickboxing, and cooking.