Stetson University

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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 for the past four years focusing 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 IMPACT conference at Stetson University and has served as the chair of the IMPACT Planning Committee.

Kevin Winchell

Assistant Director of Community Engagement

Kevin Winchell is the assistant director of community engagement at Stetson University. He is responsible for creating and leading civic engagement efforts between the campus and community, supervising the CCE's AmeriCorps VISTA staff, and advising many of the university's community engagement programs. Kevin graduated from Stetson University with a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and a bachelor of science degree in political science in 2007, and is working toward his master's degree in business administration. 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. Outside of Stetson University, Kevin is a member of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties.

Heather Hamilton

AmeriCorps VISTA, Community Organizer Coordinator

Heather Hamilton is an AmeriCorps VISTA member serving as the university's community organizer coordinator. She is responsible for creating and sustaining student partnerships with community partners, supervising and mentoring Stetson University student leaders, planning service days and other major events, and enhancing community engagement activity in the campus community. Heather graduated from Wingate University in North Carolina with a bachelor's degree in human services in 2012, where she directed many service events, built relationships with community partners and coordinated student community engagement activities.

Michael Zirkel

AmeriCorps VISTA, Bonner Program Coordinator

Michael Zirkel is an AmeriCorps VISTA member serving as the university's Bonner Program coordinator. He 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. Michael graduated from Stetson University with a bachelor's degree in social science (primary: anthropology; secondary: sociology) amd a double minor in geography and environmental science in May 2013. He was a member of the Bonner Program as an undergraduate, and served as the senior intern for the 2012-2013 school year.

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

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