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Sara Sanders

Sara Sanders

Director of Student Services

Student Services Coordinator

Baseball, Football


Sara joined the Vanderbilt Student Services staff in August 2015. As an Associate Director, Sara leads the Summer Bridge Committee and is a campus liaison for study abroad opportunities. Additionally, she is a member of University Staff Advisory Council and an active member of the N4A.

Prior to being at Vanderbilt, Sara worked at UNC Charlotte in the Academic Center. She started as a Graduate Assistant and eventually moved into a full time role. As an Assistant Director and Academic Counselor, Sara worked with baseball, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s soccer.

Sara earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech with a minor in Business Leadership. At Virginia Tech, she was a student-athlete and was the captain of her team during her senior season. Sara later attended UNC Charlotte, and earned her Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling and became a nationally certified counselor.

Sara is a Nashville native. She and her husband, Ian, have two children, Maddox and Finley.