Emily Saunders
Public Service Assistant
Community Leadership Development
(706) 542-4243


Emily Saunders has been supporting various leadership and professional development initiatives at the University of Georgia for over 17 years. As part of the Community Leadership Program team, she specializes in creating and delivering programs to support individual and group learning, with a particular interest in women’s leadership development, organization development, creativity, and innovation. Emily is a certified FourSight® mindset facilitator and holds a Foundations of Design Thinking certificate. She also coaches clients using the Hogan Assessment and Global Leadership Profile.

Before joining the Fanning Institute, she co-created and taught professional development and internship courses, worked with numerous student leadership groups, launched two mentoring programs and a university-wide onboarding series, managed multiple alumni boards, and oversaw a successful annual giving program. She is also a 2017 graduate of the inaugural class of the University of Georgia’s Women’s Staff Leadership Institute.


  • In progress, Ed.D., Learning, Leadership and Organization Development, University of Georgia
  • 2010, MNR, (Master of Natural Resources), conservation education, University of Georgia
  • 2005, B.S.F.R, wildlife, University of Georgia

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