New admissions director

From the Fall 2012 edition of Vanderbilt Business


The Owen School has named Christie St-John, MA’94, PhD’99, as its new Director of Admissions, effective Oct. 1, 2012.

St-John returns to Vanderbilt from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where she served as Senior Associate Director of Admissions and Recruiting since 2004. St-John began her MBA admissions career at Vanderbilt in 1997, overseeing international recruitment.

Previously St-John held roles in marketing, as well as in oil and gas trading. A Nashville native, she holds a master’s degree and doctorate from Vanderbilt. St-John has lived abroad and traveled to 70 countries for both work and pleasure.

“We are excited to welcome Christie back to Vanderbilt,” says Dean Jim Bradford. “She combines a vast global experience with a keen understanding and appreciation of what makes a top graduate management program.”

Tami Fassinger, Chief Recruiting Officer for Owen, adds that St-John will also play a key role in the school’s larger strategy of aligning incoming student career objectives with placement results on a broad geographic scale.

“Christie’s ability to relate to our global talent pool is invaluable to where we’re going as a school. We’re glad to have her back on our team,” Fassinger says. “I hired Christie in her first tenure at Vanderbilt. We’ve missed her talent, as well as her international mindset and far-reaching network.”

St-John will handle recruiting and admissions for the full-time MBA program and one-year MS Finance program.

“Vanderbilt has seen a great deal of positive momentum in recent years,” St-John says. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to increase the school’s reach, both in the U.S. and globally.”