People, Culture and Belonging

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The Division of People, Culture and Belonging plays a pivotal role in shaping the experiences of our employees. Serving over 7,000 faculty and staff, which impacts the lives of more than 14,000 students, our team is at the heart of Vanderbilt's commitment to nurturing a community where every individual's journey is valued. 

Our Purpose

  • Mission

    We are a community dedicated
    to the lifelong realization of
    our potential.

  • Beliefs

    Self Direction

  • Priorities

    Open Communication
    Career Development
    Competitive Pay & Benefits

Together, let's write a new chapter in Vanderbilt's next 150-year history

Meet Sydney Savion

Sydney M. Savion, an international leader in workforce development, organizational culture and employee-centered learning, is the first vice chancellor for people, culture and belonging at Vanderbilt University. 


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. 


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