CSU, Chico

Sarah DeForest

Sarah DeForest

Director of Advancement

Sarah DeForest

Office: Plumas 225

Phone: 530-898-3737

FAX: 530-898-5845

E-mail Address: sdeforest@csuchico.edu

Personal Information

Like many of the College of Agriculture staff, Sarah is a proud graduate of the program. During her college years, Sarah was a member of the award-winning Forensics Team, and worked as a news reporter at KPAY radio. After earning her degree in animal science, she was privileged to return to Chico to work for her alma mater not once, but twice. The first time was as the college’s outreach coordinator, recruiting students to join the College of Agriculture.

After a brief venture into workforce development in Modoc County, she returned in February of 2007 to accept her current position of director of advancement. In this role she is responsible for enhancing the college’s ability to educate the future agriculture leaders, by cultivating philanthropy among College of Agriculture alumni and supporters.

Sarah grew up in a cattle ranching family in Southern Oregon and Northern California.


  • BS Agriculture - Animal Science, CSU, Chico - 2000