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Office of Admissions, Vocation, and Stewardship


M.Div., Vanderbilt University

B.S., Elementary Education, Athens State University

Niger A. Woodruff

Assistant Director of Admissions and Vocational Discernment

Niger A. Woodruff is a native son of Decatur, Alabama. As the Assistant Director of Admissions and Vocational Discernment with Vanderbilt University Divinity School his primary responsibility is to inspire students to consider theological education and discern a meaningful vocational path. In this way, his daily work echoes Tupac Shakur: “I’m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.” To best help student change-agents imagine a world filled with more love and justice, he also works as a lecturer in theological reflection and a featured speaker on the African American mystic Howard Thurman. The Reverend Niger A. Woodruff is a recipient of the Florence Conwell award in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in preaching and a former first grade teacher.