WLSA Speaker Spotlight: Meet Douglas Christiansen

We are excited to announce that Douglas Christiansen, Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs & Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Vanderbilt University, will speak at the 2017 WLSA & College Admission Network (CAN) Conference! Doug will lend his expertise and experience during the College Admission Network sessions. 

See him at the WLSA Conference:
Opening Plenary: Introduction to the College Admission (CAN) Network
Friday, July 7th at 11:15 - 12:15 a.m.

Holistic Admission Process as Highly Selective US Universities
Saturday, July 8th at 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Teacher and Headmaster Training; the Importance of International Training in China
Monday, July 10th at 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.


Douglas Christiansen

Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs & Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid,
Vanderbilt University, (USA)

Douglas L. Christiansen holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration and is Vanderbilt University's vice provost for university enrollment affairs, and dean of admissions and financial aid. Dr. Christiansen is also an associate professor of public policy and higher education in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations at Vanderbilt's Peabody College. Currently, he is serving as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the College Board. In his role as vice provost, Dr. Christiansen serves as the university's chief enrollment strategist, overseeing the University Enrollment Affairs Leadership Team, which consists of the offices of Undergraduate Admissions, Student Financial Aid, and Scholarships, Enrollment Management Operations Support (EMOS), University Registrar, Enrollment Management for Health Sciences Education, Center for Data Management, Student Accounts, and the Vanderbilt Institutional Research Group (VIRG). He also oversees the Chancellors and Cornelius scholars program. Dr. Christiansen and his team have led the integration of enrollment and admissions systems across the university to integrate academic systems that support institutional enrollment goals at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. He has been in higher education and admissions for almost thirty years.