Contact Us

    Penn State University
    120 Boucke Building
    University Park, PA 16802

    saraoffice@psu.edu

    814-863-1809

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About Us

Mission

Student Affairs Research and Assessment (SARA) provides leadership and service to the Penn State Student Affairs in the areas of assessment, learning outcomes, educational programming, and strategic planning. SARA collects and disseminates data about Penn State students, their experiences and learning, and their perceptions of the campus environment. SARA enhances students' educational experiences through the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs that support the University's Cocurricular Learning Outcomes.

Vision

We aspire to become an invaluable resource for Student Affairs staff to improve our educational programs through teaching, creating meaningful learning outcomes, and determining appropriate assessment strategies. Further, we strive to continually improve the student experience by supplying high-quality data that informs decisions and demonstrates the contributions of Student Affairs to the mission of the University.

Meet the Staff

Adam Christensen, Director and Senior Analyst

124 Boucke

aec187@psu.edu

814-863-1809

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Deborah Lee, Assistant Director

123 Boucke

dzl147@psu.edu

814-863-1809

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Margaret Cook, Administrative Support Assistant

120 Boucke

mec63@psu.edu

814-863-1809

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Kirsten Hochstedt, Graduate Assistant

122 Boucke

ksh148@psu.edu

814-863-1960

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Kyesha Isadore, Graduate Assistant

122 Boucke

kmi5@psu.edu

814-863-1960

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