Photo: Sara CourtneySara Courtney

Development Director
216 Journalism Building | 225.578.2418 |

As the Director of Development, Sara Courtney is tasked with building endowed and un-endowed funds from individuals, corporations, and foundations in support of the Manship School of Mass Communication and the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs. Sara works directly with the dean and the area leaders to identify priorities within each area and engage alumni and members of the community with our students, faculty and programs .

 A graduate of the University of New Mexico with a degree in Petroleum Geology, Sara began her career in sales and marketing, thanks to a depressed oil market. From there she soon found her true passion working with engaged donors and volunteers at The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana using her skills to fund raise instead. After seven years with The Nature Conservancy, Sara became the Director of Development for the Manship School at LSU in 2005.