Sara Neher

  • Assistant Dean, Strategic Initiatives

    Sara NeherSarah Neher became assistant dean of Strategic Initiatives in July 2017. Previously as the assistant dean of MBA admissions at the Darden School, Neher oversaw the process of recruiting and selecting talented students for all three formats of the Darden MBA — residential MBA, Executive MBA, and Global Executive MBA. Under Neher’s guidance, Darden’s incoming classes saw an increase in average GMAT score, average undergraduate GPA and percentage of women. The residential MBA Class of 2018 was the most diverse Darden class to date.

    Neher has been with Darden for 10 years. Prior to Darden, she was the director of the Jefferson Scholars Undergraduate Scholarship Program and an account manager for Procter & Gamble. She obtained her MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.