Tana began her career at IU in 1980 in the Office of Enrollment Services. During that 16 year-period she was the system-wide consultant and liaison with University Information Technology Services for registration dates and times, grades processing, summary reporting system, and other student records and financial aid files. Later she became an Assistant Director and managed the development, testing, and implementation of computer systems to support enrollment services.

In 1996, Tana joined the President's Office where she served under three university presidents. She was Assistant to the President and Manager, Business Affairs.

Tana joined the Enrollment Management team in July 2007, where she is Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost. She performs a variety of administrative tasks in support of the Vice Provost and facilitates organizational leadership within the unit.