April 04, 2022

Kayleigh McCauley-Sayer to Leave Lewis & Clark

Associate Dean of Students and Executive Director of the Center for Social Change and Community Involvement Dr. Kayleigh McCauley-Sayer will leave Lewis & Clark on April 6.

Dr. Kayleigh McCauley-Sayer Dr. Kayleigh McCauley-SayerKayleigh McCauley-Sayer, Lewis & Clark’s Associate Dean of Students and Executive Director of the Center for Social Change and Community Involvement, will leave the college in early April to take a job as Director of Member Services at Move United–a nonprofit organization based out of Rockville, Maryland. Move United uses sport to push what is possible so everyone, regardless of ability, has equal access to sports and recreation in their community. Established in 1956, Move United is an affiliate of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee.

McCauley-Sayer, who has served in a variety of roles at Lewis & Clark for nearly eight years, said the move to Move United “will allow my wife and I to live closer to our families in the Northeast, while doing a job that combines my love for sport, accessibility, and community engagement.”

Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students Robin Holmes-Sullivan said McCauley will be missed, but that she understands her decision. “’Dr. Kay’ as she is affectionately known, has been an incredibly positive influence on our community. From her advocacy for accessibility and focus on diversity and inclusion, to her innovation and leadership in spearheading the newly created Center for Social Change and Community Involvement, it has been an extreme honor to have known her and worked with her so closely over the years. I am extremely appreciative of the wonderful ways Dr. Kay has served our students and our community. I wish nothing but the best for her and her family in the future.”

McCauley-Sayer first came to Lewis & Clark in July 2014 to serve as the Director of Student-Athlete Development. She was later promoted to Assistant Dean of Students, then Associate Dean of Students. In the summer of 2017 she was named Director of Student Support Services (now known as the Office of Student Accessibility), and in May of 2021 was named the inaugural Executive Director of the Center for Social Change and Community.

McCauley-Sayer also served in leadership roles on the Title IX team, Student Support Network, Welfare Intervention Network, and the Student Life Leadership Team. She has also led the Student Life Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Throughout her time at Lewis & Clark, McCauley-Sayer also served as an adjunct faculty member of the GSEC Student Affairs Administration Program. Outside of Lewis & Clark, McCauley-Sayer serves as the Second Vice President for the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A).

Prior to arriving at Lewis & Clark, McCauley-Sayer served as the Student-Athlete Affairs Coordinator and Senior Scholastic Coordinator at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi.

McCauley-Sayer leaves big shoes to fill at Lewis & Clark. Plans for how to fill her position on a permanent basis will be announced in the next couple of weeks.

Please join us on April 6 at 4 p.m. at Albany Quadrangle for the Farewell Party for Dr. Kayleigh McCauley-Sayer.