Christina Sanborn

Executive Director for Facilities
Williams College

Christina Vernon Sanborn AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a registered architect with more than 15 years’ experience, focsed on institutional facility management, planning, construction and operations. Ms. Sanborn received her Bachelors degree in Environmental Design cum laude from Miami University and a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University. She is a LEED Accredited Professional, holds a certificate in the Appreciative Inquiry change leadership model, and completed a fellowship in Tokyo focused on robotics and virtual reality in the construction industry. Ms. Sanborn frequently speaks on leading change, perhaps most notably as a panelist for “The Greening of America’s Hospitals”, hosted at the White House in 2012. She has a passion for positive leadership, values curiosity, and a has embraced a personal commitment to supporting equity and inclusion in communities and the workplace. She is a graduate of CBI’s Leadership Development Institute, a year long exploration of equity and inclusion.

Ms. Sanborn currently leads Facilities Operations at Williams College, a premier liberal arts college nestled in the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Prior to joining Williams College in 2019, served as AVP Facilities Management at Northwestern University, where she participated in all facets of facility management leadership. Ms. Sanborn is proud to have served as AVP for a Healthy Environment at Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, NC, and Executive Sustainability Officer for Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio.