Marshall President Brad D. Smith introduced right this moment that Sarah Payne Scarbrow has been named Affiliate Vice President of Authorities Relations with fast impact.

Scarbro will work within the Workplace of Authorized and International Affairs. He most not too long ago served as affiliate vp for exterior engagement for Marshall College Analysis Company.

“Sarah needs Marshall to play his half successfully in addressing our state’s challenges and seizing our alternatives,” Smith mentioned. “Sarah has by no means met a stranger and as considered one of Marshall’s prime collaborators she’s going to proceed to construct partnerships in any respect ranges for the college.”

Scarbro will advocate and educate on behalf of the Marshall group, serving as the primary liaison for native and state officers.

“We’re excited to have Sarah on our martial staff,” mentioned H. Tony Stroud, Chief Authorized Officer and Director of International Affairs. “Sara brings a excessive degree of vitality, nice communication expertise and an understanding of presidency that may serve the college properly.”

Scarbro is worked up about this chance. “I respect President Smith’s confidence in me, and I am thrilled to be becoming a member of this superb staff,” Scarbro mentioned. “Marshall helps drive West Virginia’s development and I share the president’s imaginative and prescient for Marshall to change into a frontrunner not solely within the Mountain State and Appalachia, however globally as properly.”

Moreover, Scarbro will work with organizations on coverage points and initiatives necessary to Marshall, greater training, and West Virginia.

“Sarah will play an necessary function as Marshall writes our subsequent chapter,” mentioned Charlotte Weber, vp of presidency relations. “A proud daughter of Marshall, Sarah’s action-oriented mindset will assist Marshall proceed to perform and function a significant financial engine.”

Others have acknowledged Scarbro’s dedication to public service, management and public relations. He’s a 2022 graduate of the Appalachian Regional Fee’s Appalachian Management Institute and the 2022 West Virginia government journal Younger Gun. He was named considered one of 40 Statewide Leaders of the 12 months by the State Journal in 2013 and acquired the Public Relations Society of America-West Virginia’s 2010 Public Relations Practitioner of the 12 months award.

Scarbrow graduated from Marshall in Could 2003 with a double main in public relations and political science. He graduated from Winfield Excessive Faculty in 1998. She is at present pursuing her Masters in Management Research.

She and her husband, Derek, are dad and mom to a daughter, Villa.

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