Sarah Booher '96 Tapped to Lead IU's New Office of Scholarships
September 13, 2007September 13, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Sarah (Thompson) Booher, a 1996 graduate of DePauw University, has been named the first director for the office of scholarships at Indiana University. An announcement from the Bloomington-based institution this afternoon says the new office "will serve as information-central for IU academic scholarship initiatives available to high-achieving high school students."
"Sarah has a passion for helping young people to aspire and achieve their goals, which made her the ideal person to fill this new role," says Roger Thompson, IU vice provost for enrollment management. "She possesses a strong understanding of high school students, their families and the college selection process, and will provide leadership to ensure families are aware of our programs."
Booher adds, "In demonstrating IU's commitment to the state, our major goal this year will be to spread the message to potential students in Indiana and their high school counselors. We want them to know that higher education at IU is within reach, and that we will reward hard work and academic achievement. We intend to recruit the best and brightest students to IU, and scholarships are a major part of that effort."
The announcement points out that "Booher earned a Bachelor of Science in communication arts and sciences, and sociology and anthropology from DePauw University, and a master's degree in higher education and student affairs from IU. She has 10 years of experience in higher education at IU, including responsibilities for student recruitment, student transition programs, outreach and communications, publications and multimedia initiatives, marketing and enrollment management strategic planning."
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