Eagleton Faculty, Staff and Visiting Associates
B.A. in sociology and secondary education, Rowan University; M.P.A. in public administration, Rutgers University
As director of alumni relations, Sarah Kozak creates and implements engagement and development strategies for more than 2,100 core education program alumni. She directs Eagleton Alumni Committee events and communications, including alumni career panels for Rutgers students.
Kozak has more than twenty-four years of experience in higher education administration in positions across Rutgers University. She manages the university-wide Eagleton Graduate Fellowship and Undergraduate Associate programs. She has also served as the central manager for Eagleton since joining the institute in 2006 as assistant to the director and associate director; faculty manager for academic courses, appointments, promotion and tenure; and confidential liaison to a wide range of internal and external contacts. She leads appointments and communications for Visiting and Faculty Associates from across university, government and public service sectors leveraging connections to advance the mission of the institute. In addition to serving on many cross-functional teams, including student experience chair, curriculum and teaching, core values, organizational culture, and code of conduct, Kozak oversees the Wood Lawn mansion and Carriage House facilities, building-wide communications, events, scheduling and other central administration processes.
Prior to joining Eagleton, Kozak was assistant to the dean of outreach and extension programs at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences/Rutgers Cooperative Extension and coordinated a National Institutes of Health training grant for the Center for Molecular Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. She also worked for Computer Sciences Corporation on a U.S. Department of Defense contract for the U.S. Army Communication-Electronics Command.
Kozak lives in Monroe Township and is an avid supporter of music and the arts. She is currently completing graduate coursework in higher education administration at the University of California-Berkeley.