Administrative Assistant III
San Francisco State University, 1994
Sara has a BA in English Literature, as well as a BA in Theater Arts/Performance, both awarded by San Francisco State University. Before taking up residence and acting in the City by the Bay, she attended CSU Sacramento: While studying literature, grammar, and linguistics, she also held down a writing internship with Sacramento's Suttertown News. Balancing musical-theater roles with support-roles in the varied worlds of not-for-profit agencies and the entertainment industry, she joined Loyola University New Orleans in 2010 with more than 10 years administrative experience. In the Department of Religious Studies, Sara is responsible for event planning of department functions including the Yamauchi lectures, Jewish Studies lectures, the Big Screen Beliefs film series, Biever lectures hosted by her faculty members, and other special events. Other publicity duties include graphic design, which she loves. She coordinates student outreach, recruitment efforts, academic schedule planning, research, and proposals for the new curriculum. She also supports the Rome and India Study Abroad trips. As the department web administrator she maintains department list-serves, and uses a blend of Drupal and Dreamweaver to assist with faculty websites, annual Bulletin updates, and more. Sara has oversight of fourteen departmental and related budgets. She also aids with annual hiring and personnel duties, manages interview schedules, organizes all start-up needs for new faculty, and coordinates tenure activities. She is a member of the Dean's Committee for Staff Development, as well as a member of the Religious Studies Assessment and Strategic Planning Committee, and the Religious Studies Student Recruitment Committee. Sara was the winner of the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences' Staff Excellence Award for the 2013-14 school year.