Community Engagement and Service Learning Advisory Committee

Community Engagement and Service Learning Advisory Committee (CESL Advisory) advises the university on community-based engaged learning, coordinates the university's multiple programs and organizations involved in community engagement and service learning, and reports to the Provost on these issues. It is chaired by Director of Community-Based Learning and includes the following members: the Director of the Shepherd Program in Poverty and Human Capability Studies and the staff responsible for co-curricular service, community-based learning, community-based research, student service leadership and research, and service learning; a representative from the Office of Student Affairs; six faculty, including one representative each from the Teacher's Education Program, the ESOL group, and the law school; three students; and two community partners. Duties of the CESL Advisory include:

  • discussion and coordination of community engagement and service learning projects and programs
  • management of the CESL Service Hours database
  • management of the CESL Transportation database
  • outreach, expansion, and education about community engagement and service learning
  • data collection and reporting on community engagement and service learning
  • development and grant-writing efforts, and
  • advocacy on behalf of CESL as an academic resource within the university community.

Tammi Hellwig, Chair

Ex Officio Members:

  • Marisa Charley, Coordinator for Student Service Leadership and Research
  • Linda Cumming, Coordinator of Community Engagement and Service Learning
  • Jennifer Davidson, Cocurricular Service Coordinator
  • Alessandra Dickovick, Coordinator of Community-Based Research
  • Francile Elrod, Associate Director for Community-Based Learning
  • Marcia France, Associate Provost
  • Tammi Hellwig, Director of Community-Based Learning
  • Kimberly Hodge, representative from the Office of Student Affairs
  • Wendy Lovell, Assistant Director for Community-Based Learning and Communications
  • Howard Pickett, Director, Shepherd Program in Poverty and Human Capability Studies

Six Faculty Members, alternating three-year appointments:

  • Tyler Dickovick, Politics - 2014-2018 (initial four-year appointment)
  • Ellen Mayock, ESOL/Romance Languages - 2014-2018 (initial four-year appointment)
  • Karla Murdock, Psychology - 2014-2018 (initial four-year appointment)
  • David Baluarte - 2017-2020
  • Katharine (Katie) Shester - 2017-2020
  • Haley Sigler - 2017-2020

Three Students, alternating two-year appointments

  • Lorena Hernandez '19 - 2016-2018
  • Laura Calhoun '20 - 2017-2019
  • Kathryn McEvoy '19 - 2017-2019

Two Community Partners, alternating two-year appointments

  • Jennifer Handy - 2016-2018
  • BreAnne Rogers - 2017-2019