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Meet Our Staff

DeAnte’ Smith
DeAnte’ Smith is a native of Jackson, Ms.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Communications, a Master’s degree in Counseling Student Personnel, and 8 years’ of experience working in higher education.  Prior to working at Vanderbilt, he served as the Director of Greek Life at Southeast Missouri State University and the Assistant Director of Student Engagement at the University of North Alabama.  He has a passion for student engagement, student development, and working with student organizations.  He has been a presenter at multiple conferences that have a focus on supporting student organizations on college campuses.   He is committed to developing students and building relationships at Vanderbilt.  He looks forward to working with and collaborating with faculty and staff across campus.  He is excited to begin his journey as a Vanderbilt professional.  Go Dores!

Wil De Los Santos
Program Coordinator
Wilalberto (Wil) De Los Santos earned his Bachelor’s degree in Radio/Television Production and Black Studies from the State University of New York at New Paltz and received his Master’s degree in Africana Studies from the University at Albany.

After receiving his Master’s degree, he traveled abroad to Senegal, Cote D’ Ivoire and Ghana to learn more about the vast cultural influences within West Africa.  Prior to his arrival at Vanderbilt, he was afforded the opportunity to work with the Office of Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Studies in the New York State Education Department and afterward provided academic and mentoring services to first-year students and assisted with the Emerging Leaders Program for the Office of First Year Programs and Leadership Development at Marist College.

At Vanderbilt, Wil enjoys mentoring his Posse Scholars and is excited to expand his support to the campus community with the Office of Student Organizations.