Kellie Sauls has been named executive director of the Office of Student and Alumni Affairs (OSAA) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
Sauls, a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, previously served as the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid for the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia (UVA).
In her new role, Sauls will lead a number of strategic priorities for the LBJ School which include developing a comprehensive recruitment strategy to attract a diverse and high-quality student population; creating and implementing an effective admissions process; managing the development of a career management strategy, and overseeing a strategic alumni relations program.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kellie to the LBJ family and look forward to benefitting from her depth and breadth of experience in student affairs,” said Angela Evans, Dean of the LBJ School. “Kellie will help us to ensure that the significant strides we have made in OSAA over the last eight months will continue, and the recruitment, admissions, career management and alumni functions of our School will be of the highest quality.”
"It's exciting to return to the university that gave so much to me, to work for a school that will help others do so much for the public good.”
"It's exciting to return to the university that gave so much to me, to work for a school that will help others do so much for the public good,” Sauls said. “I couldn't ask for a better professional position than working at the LBJ School under Dean Evans' leadership."
Sauls, a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, has worked in both graduate management admissions and career services throughout her sixteen-year career, leading efforts to increase historically underrepresented student populations and implement diversity strategy. Sauls also launched an international recruiting program, resulting in a doubling of international students in degree programs.
Prior to the Batten School, Sauls served as Associate Director of Admissions and Director of Diversity Initiatives at the Darden School of Business at UVA and Associate Director of Admissions at the Babcock Graduate School of Management, Wake Forest University.
Sauls earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin, and an M.S. in Counseling and Clinical Programs from Columbus State University. Sauls is the 2016 recipient of UVA’s Lincoln V. Lewis Staff Diversity Award, which recognizes efforts towards advancing diversity.