Krystal Clark

Director of Student Leadership Development at Vanderbilt University


Krystal Nicole Clark, M.Ed., a native of Portsmouth, VA, earned her B.A. in Sociology/Psychology at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA and her M.Ed. in College Student Personnel at the University of Maryland, College Park. Upon graduation she moved to Durham, NC where she served as the Program Coordinator for Fraternity & Sorority Life at Duke University and in 2011 Clark moved to Nashville to take on the role of Associate Director of Greek Life at Vanderbilt University.  In 2013, she was selected to be the Associate Director of Student Leadership Development and in 2015 she was promoted to Director of Student Leadership Development.

Krystal serves as the first African American President of the Junior League of Nashville. She is a member of the Class of 2015 Nashville Emerging Leaders and New Leaders Council Class of 2016. Krystal is an honorary initiate of Delta Delta Delta Fraternity and is involved locally and internationally as a member of the Eve of Janus Planning Committee and the Inclusion Taskforce. Clark was a finalist for the Nashville Emerging Leader Award in the field of Education in 2012 and was the Junior League’s 2015 Young Professional Nominee for the Nashville ATHENA Award. She is a member of the 2017 class of Leadership Nashville as well as a Friend of the Nashville Ballet and member of the Young Professionals' Council of the Tennessee State Museum. Krystal is also a member of the Board of Directors for The Belcourt Theatre and The Women’s Fund. Because of her undying love for her alma mater, Krystal also sits William & Mary's Leadership Advisory Board.

When she’s not working at Vanderbilt, volunteering in the community, or serving as a residential Nashville tourist, she serves as a speaker and facilitator for fraternal organizations, educational institutions, and non-profits across the country. Her mission is to equip others to thrive, and to encourage others to always sit in the front row of their life.