As Director of Student Affairs, Sarah serves as the primary point of contact for College of Law students, as the liaison between the College administration and student organizations, and coordinates and oversees student services.
With a background in student-centered education, Sarah comes to the College from St. John Fisher College at Onondaga Community College (OCC), where she helped coordinate the Ed.D. program, recruiting and assisting students, liaising with alumni, and organizing dissertation and other critical committees. Before working for the St. John Fisher program, Sarah was Director of OCC's Office of Student Leadership and Engagement with oversight of student leaders campus-wide, including leaders in student government and student organizations. In that capacity, Sarah was responsible for training the Student Association Executive Committee, overseeing the Student Association By-Laws, and assisting the delivery of educational and entertainment programs for the entire student body.
Sarah began her career at OCC in student services, focused on community college student success with an emphasis on low income students and students of color. She also was assisted in adjudication and due process for alleged student code and disciplinary procedures violations. Sarah holds a B.A. in Sociology from Wells College and a J.D. from Albany Law School.
As Associate Director of Student Affairs, Courtney is responsible for helping law students reach their full academic potential, with an emphasis on the skills needed to be successful on the bar exam. She develops and implements programming focused on academic success for students throughout their career at the College of Law. In addition, she provides academic support for all law students and teaches a third-year law seminar.
Courtney received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Nazareth College of Rochester and a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law. During law school, Courtney was Managing Editor of the Syracuse Law Review, where her Note was selected for publication, and she was inducted into the Justinian Honor Society and the Order of the Coif. After graduation, she served as a Court Attorney with the New York State Appellate Division, Fourth Department, before transitioning to a career focused on law student success as a Regional Director with a national bar review provider.