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Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning Staff

Lane Perry


Lane Perry, PhD - Executive Director - 828.227.2643
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Focus Areas: faculty development programming including workshops, the Faculty Institute on Community Engagement, one-on-one consultations; Ripple Effect Learning Community; strategic planning; assessment (measuring & monitoring); fundraising and development; and CCESL staff and budget oversight.

Jennifer Cooper


Jennifer Cooper - Associate Director - 828.227.2595

Focus Areas: community partner engagement and development including partner consultations, networking opportunities, and Community Coffee Conversations; volunteer fair; social media marketing, volunteer calendar, and student listserv.


Amanda Hanson


Amanda Hanson - Assistant Director -  828.227.2592

Focus Areas: student community engagement, including alternative breaks, awareness weeks, and days of service; Student Democracy Coalition;  Lily Community Engagement Award; CCESL student staff oversight; and development of marketing, promotional, & recruitment materials.

Operations Coordinator


Brian Garland - Operations Coordinator - 828.227.7184

Focus Areas: CCESL budget and reports, purchase ordering, managing service vans, scheduling meetings, check requests and reimbursements, coordinating and booking travel.

Angela Biggs


Angela Biggs - Community Coordinator - 828.227.2091

Focus Areas: community coordination for parents and students in the UP Program, with a focus on successful transition to independent living and competitive employment. Assists with the Growing Minds partnership with local schools. 

Emily Freeze


Emily Freeze - Graduate Assistant - 828.238.7190

Jamar Martin


Jamar Martin - Student Service Corps Member - 828.227.7184

Veronica Surer


Veronica Surer - Student Service Corps Member - 828.227.7184

Jemaria Watford


Jemaria Watford - Student Service Corps Member - 828.227.7184

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