Deborah Stanley‐McAulay promoted to Associate Vice President for Employee Engagement and Workplace Culture.

September 4, 2019

Janet Lindner shared this communication with members of the Yale community.


Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to announce that Deborah Stanley‐McAulay has been promoted to Associate Vice President for Employee Engagement and Workplace Culture.

In her new leadership role, Debbie will report directly to me and will have primary responsibility for the creation and implementation of a multi-year strategic roadmap to achieve a culture of excellence and engagement among all Yale employees. She will be responsible for working with partners across the university to improve staff engagement, and will advocate, drive, and measure the programs, policies, and talent-driven practices needed to foster an open, inclusive, and respectful workplace environment. She will continue her leadership of Yale’s affinity groups. Additionally, she will work with our recruitment and labor-management teams to ensure we are creating pathways to jobs at Yale for New Haven residents. She will lead and continue the great progress already made on our New Haven hiring initiative, with a particular focus on community outreach and partnerships with New Haven schools, organizations and leaders that will help strengthen Yale’s position as the largest employer of New Haven residents.

Debbie brings significant Yale experience and a strong leadership track record to this important assignment. She joined Yale in 1995, as Manager of Training and Process Improvement, after serving in a series of employee development roles at the Hospital of Saint Raphael and the Stop & Shop Company. In 1999, she was promoted to Assistant Director of the Yale Organizational Development and Learning Center and was named Director in 2006. In 2008, she became Yale’s Chief Diversity Officer responsible for staff diversity initiatives. She holds an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Virginia Union University, and an M.S. degree in Education from the University of Bridgeport.

I look forward to working closely with Debbie to advance our culture and engagement efforts. At the end of the day, how we get our work done matters as much as what we get done, and I could not ask for a better partner than Debbie in supporting a climate of respect, inclusion and engagement. Please join me in congratulating Debbie as she takes on this exciting new professional challenge.

Janet Lindner
Vice President
Human Resources and Administration