Indiana University Kokomo has promoted Sarah Sarber (pictured) to chief of staff. She replaces Gerry Stroman, who retired after more than 30 years at IU Kokomo. Sarber began her career at IU Kokomo in 1990 as coordinator of student activities. She also has served as acting director of career service and director of student development and campus life. One of her proudest accomplishments is her role in launching athletics in 2011. The program has grown from women’s volleyball and men’s basketball teams, who played in borrowed high school gyms, to nine varsity sports and the addition of Cougar Gym in downtown Kokomo. As chief of staff, Sarber is the key advisor to Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke, as well as executive leadership and oversees human resources. She also is affirmative action and chief diversity officer for the campus, leading implementation of diversity initiatives and promoting inclusion and equal opportunity employment. Sarber earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, a Master of Science in Education from Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Science in supervision and organizational leadership from Purdue University.

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