Leonard  Savala, Ph.D.

Leonard Savala, Ph.D.

Director of Undergraduate Diversity

Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Dr. Leonard A. Savala is the Director of Undergraduate Diversity within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University. He earned his bachelor of science degree in dietetics, and Master’s degree in Agriculture and Extension Education from Michigan State University. His professional experience includes working with the Urban League a non-profit organization based out of Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Savala has worked within Human Services as a Nutritional Educator to help eliminate health disparities through prevention. He has also worked for Lear Corporation, an automotive manufacturing plant out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

In 2005, Dr. Savala was awarded the Michigan State University Excellence in Diversity Award for his work in supporting as unclusice campus and was appointed by Michigan’s Governor Jennifer Granholm to the Commission on Spansh Speaking Affairs. Within his academic career at Michigan State University he has served a variety of roles in the Dean’s office at College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, including interim director of undergraduate diversity as well as graduate student coordinator. In his community, Leonard has been involved with the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives and was the Academic Services Coordinator for the Vetward Bound Program within the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State.