Community Engagement Professionals

Iowa Campus Compact supports the work of Community Engagement Professionals (CEPs) across the state and beyond. CEPs are staff and faculty in leadership positions for community engagement at higher education institutions. Read more about this role in our Diving Deep in Community Engagement publication.

Each year, the selected co-chairs of the Community Engagement Professionals Network support Iowa Campus Compact staff in offering a variety of opportunities for CEPs to connect with each other and learn. This includes a Network Retreat each semester (see our event calendar), virtual Communities of Practice, local and regional collaboration opportunities, and participation in our other key initiatives.

Contact Emily Shields to learn more.

*Denotes the co-chairs of the Community Engagement Professionals Network

Buena Vista University
Ashley Farmer-Hanson, Assistant Dean for Student Life & Director of Civic Engagement

Central College
Cheri Doane, Director of Community Based Learning
Jessica Klyn de Novelo, Associate Director, Community-Based Learning

Clarke University
Andrea Bixler, Associate Professor of Biology
Kari Vize, Director of Compass and Career Services

Coe College
Kayla Lyftogt, Director of Service-Learning and Campus Engagement
Kara Trebil, Program Coordinator

Cornell College
Samantha Hebel, Assistant Director of Civic Engagement

Des Moines University
Brianne Sanchez, Community Relations Manager

Drake University
Renee Sedlacek, Director of Community Engaged Learning
Amanda Martin, AmeriCorps and Service-Learning Programs Coordinator

Grand View University
Heidi Pries, Director of Student Involvement and New Student Programs

Grinnell College
Susan Sanning, Director of Service & Social Innovation
Keira Wilson, Assistant Director of Service & Social Innovation

Iowa State University
Susan Erickson, PLACE Program Coordinator

Iowa Wesleyan University
Fred Miller, Director of Career Services, Internships, and Service Learning

Iowa Western Community College
Matt Mancuso, Dean of Distance Education and Pathway Development

Loras College
Maggie Baker, Service Learning Coordinator

Mercy College of Health Sciences
Karen Anderson, Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs

Mount Mercy University
Jamarco Clark, Director of Volunteerism and Service Learning

Simpson College
Bobbi Sullivan, Director of Career Development and Civic Engagement
Anna Pena, Service Coordinator*

University of Iowa
Linda Snetselaar, Associate Provost for Outreach and Engagement
Erika Christiansen, Assistant Director of Leadership and Service Programs
Charlotte Brown, Coordinator of Leadership and Service Programs

University of Northern Iowa
Julianne Gassman, Administrative Fellow for Community Engagement

Wartburg College
Kristin Teig Torres, Assistant Director and Service-Learning Coordinator*