Programs Committee ChairBakersfield, ’01
Sarah Hendrick is the Director of Alumni Engagement at CSU Bakersfield in
the Office of Alumni Engagement. She was appointed to this role in April
of 2014 after serving as the Interim Director of Alumni Relations since
September of 2013. Sarah originally joined the University Advancement
team in October of 2009 as the University Advancement Events Coordinator.
Prior to working at CSUB, Sarah served as the Marketing Manager for
McMillin Homes LLC. Working directly for the Vice President of Marketing, her team of 10 – 12 staff was
responsible for the marketing and merchandising of new home communities between Bakersfield and Clovis.
She helped develop marketing programs, master plan and division budgets, advertising strategies and media
relations efforts. She also managed corporate charitable giving, projects and events.
In her current role, Sarah manages a team of three, including the Alumni Engagement Specialist and Alumni
Administrative Assistant. She serves as a member of the University Advancement leadership team and
is responsible for the engagement of CSUB’s more than 50,000 alumni. As an ex-officio member of the CSUB
Alumni Association, Sarah works with its board of directors to create meaningful alumni programs and
professional development opportunities for students, to provide funding for scholarships, and to partner
with community members on alumni initiatives.
Sarah graduated from CSU Bakersfield with a Bachelor o f Arts in Communications and a minor i n Political
Science. She serves as alumni liaison on a number of campus committees and boards of directors including the
Student Union, Student Recreation Center and Housing & Food Security. She is a member of the Junior
League of Bakersfield and serves as a member on the Alumni Association’s Scholarship, Mentoring and
Membership, Alumni Hall of Fame and Party in the Park committees. Sarah is a member of the CSU Alumni
Council, representing nearly 4 million alumni worldwide and will serve as Programs Chair for the 2019 - 2020