Sarah Pitt, who has more than 20 years of experience as a human resources leader, has been named chief human resources officer at Eastern Kentucky University.
Pitt, of Lexington, has held senior positions in a national governmental nonprofit, health care and corporate management companies, and spent nine years in HR roles at the University of Kentucky.
Her experience includes eight years as corporate HR director for The Forcht Group of Kentucky and eight years as human resources director and deputy director with The Council of State Governments. Most recently, she served as corporate human resources director for Exceptional Living Centers, a large healthcare management company covering five states.
Pitt earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Kentucky, and holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources certification as well as certifications as a leadership coach and holistic life coach. She has also been active in the Bluegrass Society for Human Resource Management and the National Society for Human Resource Management, holding board positions.
Her community activities include service with United Way, Red Cross, Susan G. Komen and Humane Society.