About Me

Sandra D. Norman currently serves as Division Administrator for Civil Rights for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) where she is responsible for Civil Rights Internal EEO and External DBE programs. Prior to being promoted in this role, Sandra served as the Assistant Division Administrator for Civil Rights where she managed the Equal Employment Opportunity Programs for VDOT (Internal).  Before becoming a part of the VDOT family, Sandra was appointed January 23, 2006 by the Governor of Virginia, The Honorable Timothy Kaine to serve as Director for the Virginia Human Rights Council (Council). Also in January 2006, former Governor Mark Warner appointed Sandra as Acting Director to the Council. Prior to both appointments, Ms. Norman was the Assistant Director for the Council, and held that position for five years.  Sandra was employed with the Council beginning May of 1989 where she was promoted from the positions of Executive Assistant and Administrations Operations Manager. Sandra graduated from Averett University with a Bachelor and Master of Business Administration.Ms. Norman was selected in 2020 to present testimony to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure at the United States Congress on the significance of the Disadvantage Business Enterprise Program. She also was selected as one of Virginia Media’s 2020 Women in Business who celebrated women who have been successful in their careers, have made significant impact in the business community and who have served as mentors and examples to others. Just recently, Sandra was named the 2021 Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Recognition Award by the Women’s Transportation Seminar, the Central Virginia Chapter.