Staff Directory

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#TeamGoals for Leadership and Service @KSU

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 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


    • 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, 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