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147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
UPIKE’s residence life staff is committed to guiding you during the housing process through graduation. Get to know us!
Director of Residence Lifesarastrabel@upike.edu(606) 218-5228
Sara Strabel has been the Director of Residence Life at UPIKE since the summer of 2017. At UPIKE, her role consists of managing housing assignments, leading the Area Coordinator and Resident Assistant staff, and providing oversight to departmental initiatives.
Prior to UPIKE, Sara graduated from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology in neuroscience. As an undergraduate student, Sara served as a Resident Assistant and Assistant Hall Director. It was these leadership experiences which lead Sara to discover she was not interested in working in a lab for the rest of her life so she decided to pursue a career in higher education. Since then, Sara graduated with her Master’s degree in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University in 2013. Sara returned to her alma mater, Carthage College, where she served as a hall director until arriving in her current role at UPIKE.
When Sara is not working, you can find her around campus walking her 8 year old beagle-terrier mix, Ellie. Additionally, she enjoys learning to cook (and eating said foods), true crime tv shows, and Chicago sports, rooting for the Cubs and Blackhawks.