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 tab.at Sonoma State University, 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928.

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

Phone: (707) 664 - 3202
Fax: (707) 664 - 4060
Email: cce@sonoma.edu

The CCE Staff


Merith Weisman

Merith Weisman
Coordinator of the Center for Community Engagement
Phone: (707) 664 - 3202
Email: merith.weisman@sonoma.edu

 

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
Email: tim.wandling@sonoma.edu

 

Student Assistants of the CCE


Claudia Sisomphou

Claudia Sisomphou
Hi, my name is Claudia Sisomphou and I am a senior 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.

 

Ashley Simon

Ashley Simon
Hi! My name is Ashley Simon and I am currently a senior here at Sonoma State University. I major in Women's and Gender Studies with a 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.

 

Colin Franceschini

Colin Franceschini
My name is Colin Franceschini and I am the office computer nerd. I am currently a senior and I'm majoring in Computer Science. My specific duties for the CCE include website development and updates, website reporting and analytics, graphic design, video editing, and pretty much anything else tech-related.

 

Maddie Wright

Maddie Wright
Hi there! My name is Maddie Wright and I am a junior majoring in Political Science. I hope to someday use my passion for helping others by working in local or state government where I can improve the lives of everyone. At the CCE I create our student, faculty, and agency newsletter emails.


 

Baylee Pearce

Baylee Pearce
Hi, my name is Baylee Pearce and I'm a sophomore at Sonoma State. I am majoring in Business Administration and I hope one day I can help aspiring musicians live out their dreams. Meanwhile, I provide general support throughout the CCE office.




Vista Volunteers

 

Amanda Defoe

Amanda Defoe

My name is Amanda DeFoe and I will be the AmeriCorps VISTA working with Sonoma State University and Social Advocates for Youth in Santa Rosa, CA. Within my year of service I hope to strengthen the relationship between SSU students and the local community. My goal for my year of service would is to create an effective volunteer network between SSU and SAY that will last for years to come. Being a VISTA member will allow me to create and foster student relations with SAY.

 

Gustavo Vasquez

Gustavo Vasquez

Hi, my name is Gustavo Vasquez and I am the 2016-2017 AmeriCorps VISTA member with the Center for Community Engagement at Sonoma State and with Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County. My specific goal of my year-long capacity building project will be to strengthen CAP’s health and wellness, education and stability programs by coordinating with CCE staff and Sonoma State faculty and bringing student volunteers to support CAP’s mission and vision.

 

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
Email: sarah.dove@sonoma.edu


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
Email: olsong@sonoma.edu