Staff Directory

Rand Nichols

Rand Nichols

AmeriCorps Vista

Rand Nichols is an AmeriCorps/VISTA Member serving his one-year term at Stetson University’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE) as an Economic Research Coordinator. His role is to combat poverty in the Spring Hill Community via Economic Development. He earned a bachelor’s in social science from the University of South Florida. Also, he has a Master’s in Public Health degree and a Post-Master’s Certification to teach psychology online from Walden University. Rand is passionate about combating racial injustice and social inequality for African Americans, people of color and other minorities.

Kevin Winchell

Kevin Winchell

Associate Director of Community Engagement

Kevin Winchell serves as the Associate Director of Community Engagement at Stetson University. He is responsible for creating and leading engagement efforts between the campus and community, directing the Stetson University Bonner Program, supporting campus and community political engagement through student voter registration and outreach initiatives, supervising the CCE's AmeriCorps VISTAs and Bonner Coordinator and working with faculty to integrate community-engaged learning practices into their coursework. 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. Apart from his role in the CCE, Kevin also teaches as an adjunct faculty member in the University's First-Year Seminar and Honors Programs, focusing on the intersections of power, privilege and public policy through project-based learning. Kevin has been state- and nationally-recognized for his leadership and innovation in student civic and political engagement, including the Florida Campus Compact Community Engagement Educator of the Year, the Graham/Frey Civic Award and the All-In Campus Democracy Challenge.

Malayah Fosse

Malayah Fosse

AmeriCorps VISTA Economic Development

Malayah Fousse is an AmeriCorps/VISTA Member serving her one-year term at Stetson University Center for Community Engagement (CCE) as a Economic Development Program Coordinator. Her Position is to combat Poverty in the Spring Hill Community. She is a Certified Beautician, she earned her Cosmetology License at Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, FL and her Full Specialist License at International Hair Academy In south Daytona Beach, FL. Malayah has lived in the Spring Hill area for 18 years and is very passionate about helping her community to strive for better days.

Alicia Harrington

Alicia Harrington

Graduate Assistant: Community Partnerships & Operations

Alicia Harrington serves as our Community Partners and Operations Manager for the Center of Community Engagement at Stetson University. She coordinates all relationships with external community partner agencies on behalf of the Center for Community Engagements, supports philanthropic community engagement and leads a team of student employees to manage the Center for Community Engagement operations. Alicia received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and is currently getting her Masters's in Couple, Marriage and Family Counseling here at Stetson University. Alicia used her final year of eligibility to play beach volleyball at Stetson during her first year in the counseling program. Alicia loves gaining new experiences, during her undergraduate career, she played Division One volleyball, as well as participated in internships at correctional facilities with human trafficking victims, doing body image research and in the classroom with students who have disabilities. She hopes to help students be able to broaden their horizons and find their passions.

Taylor Hibel

Taylor Hibel

Assistant Director of the Bonner Program and Community Partnerships

Taylor Hibel serves as Assistant Director of the Bonner Program and Community Partnerships, where she works with a student leadership team to facilitate educational programming and developmental nonprofit internships for members of the program. Taylor is a Bonner and Stetson alumna, she graduated with a bachelor’s in biology and the Certificate of Community Engagement in 2020 before completing her master’s in Educational Leadership at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2021. Taylor is passionate about supporting students where they are in their development as people, students and young professionals.