On The Cover

Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe '96
concludes his official visit to Vietnam
on Dec. 18, 2012.

2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Success of the Barry Athletics Model

Campus Democracy Project

Spring 2013, Volume 18, Number 1

Campus Currents I Spotlight On Sports I Barry Beat I Features

A Dynamic Leader

Sara B. Herald

Barry has added an impressive new leader to its Executive Committee. Sara B. Herald, a former advisor to Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and Fortune 500 executive, was named vice president of institutional advancement and external affairs. In her new role, Herald leads the advancement office, including major and planned gifts, advancement services, alumni relations, annual fund, communications and marketing, corporate and community relations as well as grants and governmental relations and web marketing. Herald serves as a member of Barry’s Executive Committee of the Administration. “Sara’s extensive and successful professional experience, her administrative and advancement skill, creativity, and personal values will enrich our University community and guide us to a more vibrant future,” says Barry University President Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD.

A Miami native and third-generation Floridian, Herald has more than 30 years of experience in the legal, business, governmental and non-profit arenas. Highlights of her extensive professional background include serving as shareholder at Fine Jacobson Schwartz Nash Block & England; interim district administrator for the State of Florida Department of Children and Families; regional vice president for Children’s Home Society of Florida; chief administrative officer for Regions Bank; and most recently, president of WorkWise Group, LLC, a consulting company. In the government realm, Herald served Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles as disaster relief coordinator (Alcohol, Drug & Mental Health) for the State of Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services in the wake of Hurricane Andrew; advisor to Gov. Bush, serving as social service policy coordinator for the governor’s transition team and co-chair of the Strengthening Families Workgroup. Herald also has a long volunteer history, particularly as a child advocate. She serves on the board of the Orange Bowl Committee and Breakthrough Miami. She has played a leadership role in other organizations, including the Children’s Services Council; Miami-Dade’s Children’s Trust; the Miami-Dade and Monroe Early Learning Coalition; Overtown Youth Center; Alonzo Mourning Charities; Miami Children’s Museum; Dade County Women’s Fund; Coconut Grove Arts Festival; and YWCA of Greater Miami. She has also dedicated countless hours of pro-bono work for abused and neglected women and children. Herald received her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida. She lives in South Miami with her husband Bing and is the mother of four children.