Staff Directory

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#TeamGoals for Leadership and Service @KSU

Visit us in the Kennesaw Campus Carmicahel Student Center, Suite 267. Call us at 470-578-6700, or email us at

 Browse SLS Staff in alphabetical order


  • Karen

    Karen Boettler, M.A., Assistant Director of Leadership Development Programs

    • Oversees staff-led and student-led leadership development programs
    • Engages new students with leadership development opportunities
    • Prepares student leaders to serve in leadership roles

    Contact Info:
    Office: ST 269B


    • sean

      Sean Brinkley, Jr. Program Coordinator for Student Leadership Development Programs

      • Implementing student-led leadership to help new students develop & engage
      • Communicate university resources to students
      • Coordinates the Engaged Owl Leaders and Peer Leaders Programs

      Contact Info:
      Office: ST 269


      • Semline

        Semline Delva, M.Ed., Program Coordinator for Leadership and Civic Engagement

        • Administers Alternative Break Experiences
        • Oversees Owl Leadership Fellows and the Campus Engagement Election Fellows
        • Coordinates Democratic Engagement Iniatives on campus
        • Coordinates enagement for the Leadership Living Community

        Contact Info:
        Office: ST 270A


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          Ryan Keesee, M.Ed., Assistant Director of Civic Engagement

          • Coordinates academic service-learning initiatives university-wide
          • Oversees all volunteerism, community service, and civic engagement initiatives
          • Coordinates enagement for the Leadership Living Community

          Contact Info:

          Office: ST 268B


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            Nicole Simmons, M.P.A., Coordinator for Mentoring Initiatives

            • Oversees the Odyssey Peer Mentoring Program, University Mentoring Initiatives, and Professional Development programs
            • Coordinates the Professional Mentoring Academy
            • Creation and implementation of University Mentoring Council
            • Coordinates LEAD Mentors Program

            Contact Info:
            Office: ST 268A


            • Thomas

              Thomas J. Yannuzzi, Ph.D., Executive Director

              • Oversees all operations of the Deparment of Student Leadership and Service
              • Member of the Dean of Students Leadership Team


              Contact Info:
              Office: ST 269C


              • Emily Yates

                Emily Yates, M.A., Program Coordinator for Volunteerism and Community-based Learning Programs

                • Administers volunteer and service activities through the VKSU System
                • Oversee the Service Saturday and Volunteer Ambassadors Program
                • Maintains the Community Service and Philanthropy Council

                Contact Info:
                Office: ST 269