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Sarah Gardial

Sarah Gardial

Sarah Fisher Gardial joined Belmont University in 2020 as the first woman Dean in the Massey College of Business. Prior to Belmont, she was Dean of the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business, and she held a variety of leadership positions at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Dean Gardial has an extensive background in business and business education. For over 30 years, she has personally engaged with industry in research, consulting, and executive education roles, as well as creating mutually beneficial partnerships between academics and industry. She has served on for-profit (public and private) and non-profit governing boards, and she is an active public speaker.

Sarah has held leadership roles in several national and international business education associations, and she is an outspoken advocate for women in leadership as well as organizational diversity and inclusion.

Sarah has been known to ride motorcycles and sing in both rock bands and church choirs. She and her retired husband, Jeffrey, are happy to have returned to Tennessee with closer proximity to their families and first grandchild.

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