MONROE, La. — The University of Louisiana Monroe announced Monday the appointment of Sarah Mouton of Duson, La. as its new director of alumni affairs.
Mouton, who takes up the position Monday, will oversee, coordinate, develop, implement, evaluate and manage all aspects of alumni services and growth.
“I am honored to be the newest member of the ULM family. This exciting opportunity will allow me to interact and engage a wonderful alumni base as well as educate current students about the services we offer,” said Mouton.
Mouton is a lifelong supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and recently served as a Senior Regional Development Representative for ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude. During her employment, she raised over $5.25 million through events in the Greater New Orleans area.
She received her Bachelor of Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing from Louisiana State University in 2013. During her time at LSU, Sarah served as the Executive Director of St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn at LSU, and was awarded the Most Outstanding Event in 2012. Sarah worked at the Athletic Ticket Office and played on the Club Volleyball team.
Growing up in South Louisiana, Sarah competed in many pageants. She was crowned the 2012 International Rice Festival Queen and traveled to countless events representing the oldest agricultural celebration in Louisiana. She attended the annual Rice Miller’s Convention in Quebec City, Quebec and addressed a crowd of 500 industry representatives. She also represented the festival during the Mystic Krewe of Louisianians Mardi Gras Ball in Washington, D.C. Sarah now serves on the Visiting Queens Committee for the International Rice Festival.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys running and has completed two half marathons. She is engaged to Jarod Floyd, Chief Meteorologist at KTVE NBC 10/KARD FOX 14, a ULM graduate. The two met during the annual Monroe St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway in 2015 and were engaged in Chicago, making her an eternal Cubs fan. Sarah and Jarod enjoy traveling and completing puzzles.
“We are overjoyed to welcome Sarah into our ULM Family! She is eager to engage with ULM Students, Faculty, and Community, gathering ideas to enrich the relationship between the University and its constituents,” said Susan Chappell, Executive Director of the ULM Foundation and Alumni Relations. “All are invited to embrace the opportunity to get to know Sarah, your new alumni leader and prime ambassador for ULM.”