Vanderbilt Leadership Academy, Vanderbilt Leadership Enrichment announce 2022–23 classes

Vanderbilt Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement team welcomes 49 leaders to the 12th class of Vanderbilt Leadership Academy and the fourth class of Vanderbilt Leadership Enrichment.

Vanderbilt Leadership Academy brings together a diverse group of university leaders from both academic and administrative areas to increase their knowledge in leading at Vanderbilt as well as their passion for furthering the institution’s values and mission. The program is designed to sharpen awareness of personal performance as a leader, promote behaviors that reflect learning and leading agility, demonstrate composure and presence both internally and externally, and consider stakeholders’ interests, core values and data in decision-making. The program focuses on helping the participants discover who they are as leaders, how they effectively interact with others, and how they can prepare to lead the organization for the future.

The 12th VLA class is comprised of 26 leaders from more than 20 schools and departments across the institution. Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and the university vice chancellors will open the first cohort session in September.

The 2022–23 cohort of Vanderbilt Leadership Academy includes the following members:

  • Lauren Belisle, senior associate athletic director of fan experience and sales, Vanderbilt Athletics
  • Michael Briggs, director of mobility and transportation, Division of Administration
  • LaTonnsya Burney, associate general counsel, Office of the General Counsel
  • Veleashia (Vee) Byrd, associate director, Black Cultural Center
  • Shane Callahan, chief information security officer, Information Technology
  • Sean Carroll, senior director of marketing and auxiliary operations, Division of Administration
  • Daniel Culbreath, assistant vice chancellor for state government relations, Government and Community Relations
  • Christina Cunningham, senior director of administration–Undergraduate Affairs and Residential Faculty, Office of the Provost
  • Brandon Eicher, executive director, Office of the Chancellor
  • Kelli Fager, senior director, Purchasing and Payment Services
  • Alyssa Hasty, associate dean for faculty, School of Medicine Basic Sciences
  • Tamarya (Tammy) Holt, associate professor of clinical radiology and radiological sciences, School of Medicine; Faculty Senate vice chair-elect
  • Pam Jeffries, dean, School of Nursing
  • Erik Kahill, assistant vice chancellor and chief operating officer, Development and Alumni Relations
  • Ben Khouri, director of executive communications, Communications and Marketing
  • Andrea McArthur Capizzi, associate professor of the practice of special education and director of undergraduate studies, Peabody College; Faculty Senate chair-elect
  • Teea Moore, director of HR administration, Public Safety
  • Kate Paradis, assistant director of marketing technology, Communications and Marketing
  • Claudia Paz, chief business officer, School of Medicine Basic Sciences
  • Maria Portelli, senior director, Campus Dining
  • Joanne Rong Wang, assistant dean of professional and external education programs, School of Engineering
  • Mary Roy, director of Title IX and Title IX coordinator
  • Kamal Saggi, associate provost for faculty affairs and professor of economics, College of Arts and Science
  • Alex Sevilla, vice provost for career advancement and engagement and Evans Family Executive Director of the Career Center
  • Roy Yum, head of private investments, Office of Investments

Vanderbilt Leadership Enrichment develops key leadership skills and competencies for staff who are managers or operational leaders demonstrating high potential, and whose leadership position is between frontline supervisor and director. The university-wide program supports participants in enhancing their leadership self-awareness and increasing their institutional knowledge. VLE participants develop their ability to work effectively with a team, lead during times of change, manage both complex and simple projects, deal with conflict and set departmental goals and direction.

In partnership with Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain and Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer Cleo Rucker, VLE welcomes 23 participants into its fourth class:

  • Kevin Borgic, catering operations manager, Campus Dining
  • Lindsey Bunt, assistant director of administrative operations, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration
  • Hannah Clark, assistant director of student care coordination, Student Affairs
  • Kristen Ann Clark, police captain, Public Safety
  • Jacqueline Collins, assistant director of student-athlete development, Vanderbilt Athletics
  • Christina Fogg, senior financial unit manager, Facilities/Plant Operations
  • Tiffany Lawrence Givens, director of human resources, Basic Sciences Dean’s Office, School of Medicine
  • Krista Gyarmati, senior administrative manager, Office of Health Sciences Education, School of Medicine
  • Kevin Hooper, program coordinator, Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Arts and Science
  • Randy Hurt, campus engineer, Facilities
  • Laura Kramer, manager of financial and administrative operations, LAPOP
  • Feylyn Lewis, program manager, Clinical and Community Health (Students for Health Equity), School of Nursing
  • Gabriel Luis, director of graduate recruiting and assistant dean of graduate education, School of Engineering
  • Adam McKeever-Burgett, assistant dean for academic services, School of Engineering; vice president, University Staff Advisory Council
  • Brook J. Meissner, director of specialized master’s career coaching, Career Management Center, Owen Graduate School of Management
  • Sheteka Phillips, manager/site director, Child and Family Center
  • Kristin Marie Geddis Stone, senior assistant university registrar, Office of the University Registrar, University Enrollment Affairs
  • Samantha Sullivan, assistant director, Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Anna Thomas, director of events and communications, Graduate School
  • Kimberly D. Turner, assistant dean of administrative operations, School of Medicine Basic Sciences
  • Glenna Underhill, director of creative production and operations, Communications and Marketing
  • Jeffrey Weissinger, assistant director–Residential College/Commissary/Child Care, Campus Dining
  • Laine Walters Young, assistant director of the Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership in the Professions, Vanderbilt Divinity School

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