Staff Directory

Professional Staff

Savannah-Jane Griffin

Director of Community Engagement

Savannah-Jane Griffin is the Director of Community Engagement at Stetson University. She has worked at Stetson University on building relationships with DeLand's community partners, educating students and faculty on the importance of community engagement, and enhancing a number of community engagement programs on the university's campus. In her role, Savannah-Jane provides long-term leadership and strategic planning for the university's community engagement areas. She graduated from Stetson University with a bachelor's degree in business management in 2007 and a master's degree in business administration in 2008. Savannah-Jane served as the lead administrator for hosting the 2012 National IMPACT conference at Stetson University and has served as the chair of the IMPACT Planning Committee and its Board of Directors. She has an exceptionally strong focus on student leadership. She teaches a First Year Seminar that focuses on Global Citizenship where students reflect on what it means to be an individual, what it means to be a citizen in your local community, and what it means to be a citizen in the world. Savannah-Jane has a passion for empowering individuals to use their strengths to create positive change in our local and global communities.

Kevin Winchell

Assistant Director of Community Engagement

Kevin Winchell is the Assistant Director of Community Engagement and the Bonner Program at Stetson University. He is responsible for creating and leading community engagement efforts between the campus and community, directing the Stetson University Bonner Program, supporting campus and community political engagement through voter registration/education/engagement/turnout, supervising the CCE's AmeriCorps VISTA staff, and advising many student community and political engagement organizations. He also conducts research and shares national best-practices related to youth civic and political engagement, particularly through organizations such as Campus Compact, NASPA, and the Bonner Foundation. Kevin graduated from Stetson University studying Political Science (B.S.), Philosophy (B.A.), and Business Administration (M.B.A.). He founded and is the director of the annual Politics 101 conference, a free, one-day crash-course on political campaigning open to all community members that is hosted by Stetson University each fall. He is also the founder and executive director of Democracy Strategies, a civic and political engagement consulting firm. Outside of Stetson University, Kevin is a member of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties, Edith I. Starke Elementary School, Atlantic High School, and the United Way’s Campaign for Working Families.

Veronica Hernandez

AmeriCorps VISTA, Community Organizer Coordinator

Veronica Hernandez serves as the Community Partner Coordinator in the Center for Community Engagement at Stetson University. In her role she assists in building the capacity of local non-profit agencies and getting students further engaged in their communities. Veronica Hernandez graduated from Stetson University in 2014 where she studied Political Science and Gender Studies. She’s a member of Alpha Chi Omega, where she served for two years as Chapter President. After having an amazing year with the Center for Community Engagement and Florida Campus Compact, Veronica will be renewing her VISTA term for an additional year.

Alicja Duda

AmeriCorps VISTA, Bonner Program Coordinator

Alicja Duda is an AmeriCorps VISTA member serving as the university's Bonner Program coordinator. She is responsible for the long-term service placements of approximately 70 Bonner students and mentoring the student leaders who provide additional leadership to the Bonner Program. Alicja graduated from Stetson University with a bachelor's degree in political science in May 2015. She was a member of the Bonner Program as an undergraduate student.

Other Community Engagement Contacts

Greg Sapp, Ph.D.

Hal S. Marchman Chair of Civic and Social Responsibility

William Ball, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Community-Based Research