Sara DorerSenior Director of Equity and Compliance
Sara started in her role as Title IX coordinator, compliance officer and interim ADA coordinator in August 2015. As Title IX and ADA coordinator, she is responsible for verifying that the community at Hope College is an educational environment free from discrimination based on sex or ability. As compliance officer, Sara is a liaison between the administration and various employees on campus with responsibility for local, state and federal regulations. Her job is to help monitor the regulatory requirements for an institution of higher education and verify Hope is working toward compliance in those areas.
- M.A., student development administration, Seattle University
- B.S., speech pathology and audiology with a minor in psychology, Western Michigan University
Sara has spent the past 18 years working in higher education, primarily in student development, at a variety of public and private institutions. With a start in admissions, she has also worked in residence life and student life, and spent eight years focused on student conduct. In her most recent role at Grand Rapids Community College as director of student conduct and student life, she also served as the deputy Title IX coordinator. In June 2014, she completed the NASPA Certificate Program in Student Affairs Law and Policy.
Why Do You Love Hope?
Sara loves the relationships available to students with faculty and staff on Hope's campus and the endless opportunities for personal, spiritual and intellectual growth that are embedded in every experience.
Outside the COllege
Sara enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband, two daughters and two dogs. She enjoys travel, experiencing community events and discovering new adventures. Her simple pleasures include reading, finding a good deal and filling the house with children's books.