Staff Directory

#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


    • sean

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

      • Implements student-led leadership opportunities
      • Communicates university resources to students
      • Coordinates the Engaged Owl Leader Program

      Contact Info:
      Office: ST 269


      • Semline

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

        • Administers Civic and Democratic Engagement experiences 
        • Oversees Exchange Leaders and the Civic Engagement Team
        • Coordinates engagement for the Leadership Living Community
        • Serve as department liaison for the RCE Greater Atlanta 

        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

          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


            • 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