Alumna, Dr. Sydney Savion, Named Vanderbilt's Vice Chancellor for People, Culture & Belonging

December 19, 2023

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GSEHD alumna Dr. Sydney Savion (Ed.D., Human and Organizational Learning) has been named Vanderbilt University's inaugural Vice Chancellor for People, Culture, and Belonging. This role will bring together key operational activities that affect the Vanderbilt staff experience, including hiring, professional development, equal opportunity and access, and health and wellness programs. She will start in this new role on January 29, 2024.

Savion has more than 20 years of experience in executive leadership roles, most recently at Google, where she led the mission to create a place where all employees can grow, belong and perform to their fullest potential and build extraordinary careers. This was guided by innovation, strategic design, execution and ongoing management of learning and development for all employees, managers and leaders across the enterprise. Before Google, she was a senior vice president for learning and growth at Cityblock Health, a Google venture focused on clinical care, social mission and health care innovation.