Sarah Kozak

Director of Alumni Relations and Undergraduate Associate Program

(848) 932-8760

Director, Alumni Relations and Undergraduate Associate Program Manager, Graduate Fellowship Program B.A. sociology and secondary education, Rowan University; M.P.A. public administration, Rutgers University; graduate certificate in student affairs and higher-education administration, University of California-Berkeley.

 Sarah Kozak directs the Undergraduate Associates and manages the Graduate Fellowship programs – both of which are core education programs of the Eagleton Institute. These interdisciplinary certificate programs in American politics and government are open to Rutgers students in all schools and campus locations. She also co-teaches the Political Campaigning course with Michael DuHaime, serves as academic liaison for the Institute, and facilitates teaching, visiting/faculty associates, faculty appointments and promotion and tenure processes.

 As director of alumni relations, Sarah creates and implements engagement and development strategies for more than 2,500 education program alumni from across the university in collaboration with the Institute leadership, the Eagleton Alumni Committee, and the Rutgers University Alumni Association. 

Sarah was co-creator of President Holloways’ Rutgers Scarlet Service Initiative (RSSI) with Career Services. She led the Eagleton team through the pilot year, served on the RSS-DC Selection Committee, and continues to serve on the RSS Steering Committee.

Sarah joined Rutgers in 1996 and Eagleton in 2006. She previously served as assistant to the dean of outreach and extension programs for the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences/Rutgers Cooperative Extension and coordinated a National Institutes of Health training grant for the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. She has also served as a Rutgers Internship Advisory Board member, a Rutgers Against Hunger (RAH) coordinator, and Rutgers Strategic Planning Effective and Efficient Infrastructure and Staff Committee member. She lives in Monroe Township with her family and is an advocate for people with disabilities. 


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