Baton Rouge Community College has named Dr. Sarah Barlow Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs.

Sarah BarlowDr. Barlow most recently served as Interim Executive Director of Enrollment Management and Student Services. Before that position, she was the Department Chair of the English and Humanities Department, a position she began in 2014. In that role, she served a department of full-time and adjunct faculty in multiple disciplines. 

She began her career at BRCC in 2010 as a faculty member in the English and Humanities Department. In that role, Dr. Barlow chaired the Faculty Senate Assessment Committee and worked on the General Education Assessment Committee. She was also able to research and implement a campus-wide process for academic program review which resulted in the successful review of 22 programs. Throughout her time at BRCC, Dr. Barlow has participated in and/or developed various campus activities including Division/Department Advising "Social" Events, Academic Program Review (APR), SACSCOC Compliance Certification, the New Student Orientation Pilot, and the "Get Reoriented" advising event.

n her new role as Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Dr. Barlow is responsible for the management, supervision, and operations coordination of Student Affairs units: Enrollment Services and the Registrar; Student Outreach and Recruitment; Advising, Counseling and Disability Services; Financial Aid and Veterans Services; Career Center; Dean of Students and Student Life; and TRIO/Upward Bound. Further, Dr. Barlow's role analyzes issues and uses foresight and creativity in recommending viable courses of action to the Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs for the development, assessment, and improvement of student affairs and student experiences which meet and support the College’s mission and strategic plan.

Dr. Barlow holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Arts degree in Literature from the University of Toledo in Ohio. In 2004, she moved to Louisiana to pursue doctoral studies, earning her Ph.D. in English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  She lives in Lafayette with her husband and son.

She assumed her new role as Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs on Monday, June 17.