SSU Students and Faculty

“A connected institution, would be committed to improving, in a very intentional way, the human condition...enrich(ing) the campus, renew(ing) communities, and giv(ing) new dignity and status to the scholarship of service.”
—Ernest L Boyer, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, President

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CCE Contacts

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) is located in Schulz HallOpens in new Sonoma State University, 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928.

In an effort to make it easier to meet face-to-face with agencies, Merith Weisman works the second Tuesday of each month at the SoCo Nexus.Opens in new tab.There is plenty of parking there so please stop by! Please email to confirm or check the calendar to make sure there haven't been schedule changes. Thanks to the School of Business & EconomicsOpens in new tab.for hosting the CCE!

The CCE is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.

Phone: (707) 664 - 3202
Fax: (707) 664 - 4060

The CCE Staff

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Merith Weisman
Coordinator of the Center for Community Engagement
Phone: (707) 664 - 3202


Elaine Sundberg

Elaine Sundberg
Associate Vice Provost for Academic Programs and overseeing administrator of the CCE
Phone: (707) 664 - 2215


Student Assistants of the CCE

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Cera Murata
My name is Cera Murata and I am a senior majoring in Environmental Studies and Planning. I handle the newsletters that get sent out to SSU faculty, SSU students, and various non-profit agencies.


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Claudia Sisomphou
Hi, my name is Claudia Sisomphou and I am a sophomore this year at SSU. I am an Environmental Studies and Planning major with a focus in Planning, and I'm also minoring in Computer Science. I hope to one day combine my passion for the environment with my interest in politics to improve the way we as a country view and treat each other and the earth. I am the Activist in Residence for the CCE and my job is to create and implement projects that will engage students in the topics of sustainability and diversity.


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Helen San
My name is Helen and I'm from Sacramento, CA. I'm a senior majoring in Computer Science. I am the computer tech assistant in the CCE office. My job invloves web editing, technical matinence, and graphics design for our social media.


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Ashley Simon
Hi! My name is Ashley Simon and I am currently a Junior here at Sonoma State University. I double major in Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies with and Minor in American Multicultural Studies. I wish to someday work in education with underserved and underrepresented high school students and push for service-learning in their schools. My job at the CCE is to help maintain our blog, the Social Media @ SSU page, and the CCE's Prezi's channel.


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Ashley Simpson
Hi, my name is Alexis Simpson and I'm a junior majoring in Communications. At the CCE I handle the Events and Job Listings Twitter handles. I also post job openings to our Linkedin group.

CCE Strategic Action Committee

Past Faculty Fellows

Sarah Dove

Sarah Dove
As an OCBL Faculty Fellow, Sarah Dove developed community partnerships.
Phone: (707) 664-2347

Geri Olson

Geri Olson
As an OCBL Faculty Fellow, Geri has developed a resource guide for faculty members and retention, tenure, and promotion (RTP) committees on how to present and evaluate service-learning in RTP reviews.
Phone: (707) 664-2365


Tim Wandling

Tim Wandling
In his work as OCBL Faculty Fellow, Tim Wandling is designing a community action minor, drawing from an interdisciplinary mix of existing SSU courses, leadership programs, and similar minor program models from other universities.
Phone: (707) 664-2796