Sarah Schultz Named NCLC Executive Director

January 29, 2020
Story by Jordan Baker

The National Campus Leadership Council is pleased to announce today that it has named Sarah Schultz to serve as its next Executive Director, effective February 18, 2020. A talented leader in the higher education nonprofit space, Sarah served most recently as Deputy Executive Director of Young Invincibles, a national research and advocacy organization working to expand economic opportunity for 18-34-year-olds.

Launched in 2012, NCLC is a national leader in the vital work of cultivating, strengthening, and advancing student leadership in higher education. NCLC is regarded as a convener, data and research resource, and thought-leader on wide-ranging issues affecting higher education, students and student leadership. Sarah will succeed NCLC’s co-founder, Andy MacCracken, building on the organization’s progress and forging new opportunities for this work at a critical time.

“The NCLC Board selected Sarah from a highly competitive pool of candidates. We were impressed by her extensive strategic skills in the nonprofit sector combined with her deep commitment to empowering student leaders. We are excited to have found in Sarah an energetic leader who is well-equipped to chart a strong path forward for NCLC,” shared Lauren Thompson Starks, NCLC’s Board Chair.

Prior to NCLC, Sarah developed and implemented organizational strategy across Young Invincibles’ national headquarters and five state offices. She worked specifically to identify opportunities for organizational growth, increase impact in policy reform, and build stronger young adult engagement programs. She also directed federal and state advocacy campaigns on economic policy issues, advanced the organization’s fundraising efforts, and managed organization-wide internal management systems. Sarah also brings deep insight on designing and growing grassroots campaigns from serving in senior roles in the international public relations sector. Sarah earned a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Hamilton College and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. 

NCLC will work closely with its student leaders to deepen the impact of student voice through all levels of decision-making in higher education. The NCLC team and board are committed to strengthening its training, research, and policy engagement through this leadership transition. Partners and participants can expect the same, mission-driven focus of NCLC’s unparalleled programs, including the Presidential Leadership Summit, Student Voice Index, and Student Policy Alliance, as well as new opportunities for engaging with the organization.


About NCLC

Launched in 2012, National Campus Leadership Council is a national nonprofit dedicated to cultivating, strengthening, and advancing student leadership in higher education. The organization has a tremendous reach to student governments in every corner of the country. NCLC’s core programs divide into strategies that strengthen student leadership through trainings, research, community building, and policy engagement, all designed to empower elected student leaders as they seek solutions to support students on their campuses. Since its founding, NCLC has engaged more than 5,000 elected student leaders from more than 550 colleges and universities nationwide and directly trained more than 1,000 student government presidents.


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