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Krystal Clark

Director, Employee Learning & Organizational Effectiveness



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Krystal Clark joined Vanderbilt University in 2011 as the Associate Director of Greek Life and in 2013 moved into the role of Associate Director of the newly created Office of Student Leadership Development. In 2015, she was promoted as inaugural Director of this office and served in this role until 2020 when she became the Director of Employee Engagement & Organizational Effectiveness. During her 7-year span in Student Leadership Development, Clark created multiple staff development programs and served as a member of the Professional Development Subcommittee of Provost’s Women’s Advancement & Equity (WAVE) Council.  Before arriving at Vanderbilt, Krystal served as the Program Coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life at Duke University. Krystal has an extensive background in higher education, organizational and leadership development, training, and facilitation.  She has been a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach (Maximizer, Input, Relator, Focus, Significance) since 2018 and in 2019 she completed training for Technology of Participation (ToP) Facilitation Methods conducted by The Institute of Cultural Affairs in the U.S.A. She serves as a facilitator for Google’s #IamRemarkable and an AAUW Smart Start Facilitator.

In the community, Krystal served as the 2017-2018 President of the Junior League of Nashville, is the current Vice Chair of the Belcourt Theatre Board of Directors, and is completing her second term as Chair of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Women’s Fund Advisory Board. She is a member of the Leadership Development Committee for Delta Delta Delta Fraternity and is the Chair of the National Panhellenic Conference’s Access and Equity Advisory Committee. Krystal is an alumnae of Nashville Emerging Leaders, New Leaders Council, and Leadership Nashville.

When she’s not working at Vanderbilt, Krystal has had the opportunity to work with over 50 local and national organizations as a speaker, coach, author, ambassador, experience designer, consultant, and facilitator.  She is the creator of S.A.I.L (Success, Authenticity, Innovation, and Love), a series of personal development workshops for women in Nashville. She contributed to The Freshman Project: A Collection of Practical and Clever Advice about the College Experience offering advice to first-year college students and their support network about seeking leadership opportunities in the collegiate environment. In 2020, she launched Equip To Thrive, LLC where she offers customized workshops, keynote speeches, curriculum development, leadership programs consultation, and team and individual CliftonStrengths Coaching opportunities.

Krystal is originally from Portsmouth, VA where her family still resides. She spends her time outside of work as an active member of the Nashville fitness community as an ambassador for SweatNET Nashville, a fan of F1, avid concert-goer, and a committed binge-watcher.


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