Sarah KahrlDirector, Kenyon Institute
Sarah Kahrl was appointed as director of the Kenyon Institute in 2011 by the Kenyon College Board of Trustees following two years of research commissioned by the college leadership to chart the future of new…Read More
Sarah Kahrl was appointed as director of the Kenyon Institute in 2011 by the Kenyon College Board of Trustees following two years of research commissioned by the college leadership to chart the future of new summer programming at Kenyon. As director, she led the development of Institute programs since its first summer in 2013, including the Kenyon Playwrights Conference, the Kenyon Institute in Biomedical and Scientific Writing, the Summer Seminar’s “Great Books, Great Ideas,” and Beyond Walls: Spiritual Writing at Kenyon.
Kahrl served as Kenyon’s vice president for college relations from 2004-2014, where she oversaw Kenyon’s external and alumni relations, development, publications, and media. Most recently, she led the successful “We Are Kenyon” campaign, which surpassed its goal in 2011, raising $240 million and earning the Council for Aid and Support of Education (CASE) award for overall fundraising achievement for Kenyon, one of four colleges internationally to receive this designation. Prior to her tenure at Kenyon, she developed annual and capital campaigns for a decade as vice president for advancement and also served as interim president at CAPA, a multi-state arts and entertainment presenter based in Columbus, Ohio. She has participated in summer learning communities at Interlochen, Chautauqua, and the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, and in the Tanglewood region, where she worked as a founding administrator at Shakespeare & Company, a British-American theater company. She is a graduate of Smith College in English literature and theater; her short fiction has been published in Fresh Day magazine and was awarded the 2013 Hauser Prize at the Chautauqua Institution Writers Center.Read Less