Center for Leadership and Community Engagement

Andre Dickerson
Director
Office Hours Today
  • 08:00AM to 05:00PM

Hello! My name is Andre Dickerson and I am excited to serve as the Director for the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement. As an alumni of CWU, I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve in several student, staff, and administrative positions on and off campus. Along with my CWU bachelor’s degree, I earned a master’s degree from Heritage University, and am completing my Master of Business Administration through Ohio University. My top five strengths are Achiever, Futuristic, Focused, Maximizer, and Strategic. I am very much looking forward to working alongside our staff to support the development of our students and community.  Please stop by and say hi!

Joanne Perez
Assistant Director
Office Hours Today
  • 08:00AM to 05:00PM

Hafa Adai! My name is Joanne and I am the Assistant Director for the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement. I am originally from the island of Guam, but have been in Ellensburg and CWU for many years. I graduated from the University of Guam with a degree in Accounting, and used that degree to get my foot in the door of higher education. One of the best things about my job is working with a group of very talented and diverse staff with creative minds. They have many programs planned for this year, and I hope to see you at all or most of these events! My top 5 strengths are: Deliberative, Harmony, Analytical, Responsibility and Consistency. Please stop in and let me know how things are going, if I can be of any assistance, or just say hi!

I wish that you could achieve some great good for mankind, but have nobody know about it except you.~Anonymous

Kimberly Jellison
Program Manager
Office Hours Today
  • 07:00AM to 12:00PM
  • 01:00PM to 04:00PM

Hello! My name is Kim Jellison and I am a Program Manager for the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, I coordinate all of the Center’s community engagement programing events and connect students with community partners to provide volunteer opportunities. This is my eleventh year with Central Washington University. I am very excited for the volunteer opportunities we have planned this year. If you are interested in volunteering, please stop by our office to get involved. I look forward meeting with you. 

Elizabeth Vidaurri
Program Manager
Office Hours Today
  • 08:00AM to 05:00PM
<p>Hello! My name is Elizabeth Vidaurri and I am a Program Manager here at the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement on campus. I am also a recent graduate and CWU alumni with a BA in International Relations and a minor in Non-Profit Administrative Management. After taking a short break to explore and travel after graduation I am more than excited to be back at my Alma Mater and the familiarity of Ellensburg. This year I am looking forward to assisting a group of student staff as they plan and implement some of the university's greatest programs and events. If you are interested in getting involved on campus, please feel free to contact us via phone, email or in person. We are located upstairs in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) 256. I look forward to meeting you!</p>
Jerry Brong
Community Volunteer
Office Hours Today
  • Not working today

My ties to the community and university are many. Graduating from Stadium High School in Tacoma I came to the Kittitas Valley for my college education. Returning to Tacoma in 1961, following graduation, I taught sixth grade and undertook studies leading to my M.Ed. in 1963. In the late 60s my wife, Marlene and I relocated to Pulman where I served on the WSU Audiovisual Center faculty and completed studies for an Ed.D. In 1989 my wife and I relocaed to the Kittitas Valley and I have served in a number of CWU positions.Currently, I am active in the Ellensburg Morning Rotary Club with local and international projects, serve as a volunteer with a number of community groups, and as a retired professional I remain active with the American Society for Quality. During my career a number of publications were ceated and some are in the CWU library.Serving with  CLCE as a community volunteer, and a senior citizen, gives me opprtunities to share insights based on experience, career activties, and academic and professional conections. Students and staff working with CLCE are delivering results and being  part of the program provides challenges and opportunities. At the CLCE smiles are plenty. 

Angelina Valdez
Office Assistant
Office Hours Today
  • 03:30PM to 05:00PM

Hey everyone! My name is Angelina Valdez and I am one of the office assistant’s this year for the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement. I am a senior majoring in secondary English education with a minor in teaching English as a second language, and I am excited to spend my last full year here at Central working for the CLCE! I have the privilege of welcoming you all into our office, being a resource for you, and hopefully being able to find the answer to any questions you have about the CLCE, our programs, and the role that we serve in our community. I also will be able to assist you in signing up for the many volunteer opportunities we offer to students here in our center. Along with being the office assistant, I also assist in running the Women’s Leadership Institute, which is a leadership mentoring program made available to sophomore, junior, and senior women at our university. Outside of classes and work, I am the president of the women’s empowerment club S.I.S.T.E.R.S!, I enjoy writing, reading, and spending time with friends and family. I am so excited for this opportunity, and I hope to see you in our office soon!

Caitlin Burkwist
Office Assistant
Office Hours Today
  • 11:30AM to 01:30PM

Hello! My name is Caitlin Burkwist and I am an Office Assistant for the CLCE.  I am a sophomore here at CWU and I am majoring in psychology. After volunteering for years before coming to college, I am excited to get back into it by working for the CLCE this year. In my free time, I enjoy reading, staying active at the gym, and hanging out with family and friends! Don't be afraid to stop by and say hi! 

Molly Nutt
Technical Writer
Office Hours Today
  • 12:30PM to 04:00PM

Hi everyone, my name is Molly Nutt!  I am a senior at CWU and getting close to finishing my degree in business marketing. This year I will be serving as the technical writer for the CLCE. I get the privilege of sharing our amazing events and programs with you through news updates, social media, and advertisements. Outside of work and school I love to workout, do yoga, and spend time with my friends. I am so excited to work with the CLCE this year and tell you all about the incredible ways you can get involved on campus and make a difference in your community. I can’t wait to see you at our events and programs this year! Don’t be afraid to stop in the office and say hi.

Monique Stallworth
Graphic Designer
Office Hours Today
  • 11:30AM to 03:00PM

Hello! I am Monique Stallworth and I am currently a senior at Central Washington University and I am the graphic designer for the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement. I love to draw, create and share my work with the community and I hope to inspire many to come to the CLCE and volunteer! When it comes to free time, I enjoy doing freelance illustration, playing video games and listening to a variety of music. I hope the images made for the CLCE inspire many to come to the office and volunteer with us!

Andrew Klippert
Program Leader
Office Hours Today
  • 08:00AM to 11:00AM

Hello everyone! My name is Andrew Klippert, but everyone calls me Drew. I am a Junior at CWU and am majoring in the construction management program. After volunteering for multiple CLCE events during my first two quarters here, as well as attending the Experience Leadership Project (ELP) fall 2016, I was very excited to begin working here.  I have played a lot of sports in my life and really enjoy staying active. I love backpacking, boating and camping with my friends, girlfriend and family. I am super excited to start helping and improving my community and new home.

Kristin Kensrud
Program Leader
Office Hours Today
  • 09:00AM to 01:30PM

Hi! My name is Kristin, I am a senior here at CWU and I am double majoring in accounting and leadership and management. Upon graduation, I will be working for Moss Adams as an assurance staff, and I am so excited! I am a leadership programmer here at the CLCE. I am so excited to plan and kickstart some awesome programs and events including ELP and the Cross-Cultural Leadership Program! I spend most of my free time outside, hiking, backpacking, & camping. Stop in and say hi, I would love to get to know you.   

Tiu Fruean
Program Leader
Office Hours Today
  • 12:00PM to 02:30PM

Talofa! My name is Tiu Ramsey Fruean, son of Tiu Vailoa and Ann Fruean. This is my first year working for the CLCE and I am excited to be a part of this amazing team. I transferred to CWU my junior year after completing my AA at Pierce College. I'm majoring in social services with a minor in ethnic studies.  After I graduate I hope to be a counselor for a high school and help young men and women that want to go to college. I am an active member of PolyCentral, TRIO, and Brother 2 Brother. These groups are an incredible part of Central, and are open to anyone that is interested in joining. If you have any questions for me or want to talk, I am always willing to have a conversation or a laugh. I can't wait to see everyone at our events this year! #StriveForGreatness

Rollie Enriquez
Program Leader
Office Hours Today
  • 07:00AM to 11:00AM
  • 03:00PM to 05:00PM

Ran Anim! My name is Rollie Enriquez but everyone calls me R.J. I am currently a sophomore at Central Washington University majoring in I.T.A.M. and specializing in cyber-security with a minor in aerospace studies. Outside of the office I spend my time in ROTC preparing to potentially become an officer for the world greatest Air Force. I also like to kick back and relax with a few brothers from the Rho-Mu chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. After a partnered blood drive between CLCE and my Kappa Sigma fraternity, I was given the opportunity to work for the CLCE as a community programmer. I am very excited to work here and am looking forward to assist the community around me and be a part of a program bigger than myself. 

Jadvir Gill
Program Leader
Office Hours Today
  • 09:00AM to 12:30PM

 Hey ya’ll, my name is Jadvir Gill and I am a senior at Central Washington University! I am majoring in Psychology and minoring in Human Resources. The best part of working with CLCE is getting to see my co-workers everyday who are always very kind, helpful, and HILARIOUS. My office hours are above so come by and say hi!

Jessica Hernandez
Program Leader
Office Hours Today
  • 12:00PM to 03:00PM

Hey ya'll, I'm a third year wildcat here at CWU and my major is Business Administration with a specialization in Leadership & Management. I am a Leadership Programmer and promote social issues through different events. I am actively involved on campus with M.E.Ch.A and the Chavez-King Leadership Institute.I hope other students get active with our events and/or the campus itself. "Ayudanos a amar aun a los que nos odian: asi podremos cambiar el mundo" -Cesar E. Chavez, UFW President

Nola Longacre
Program Leader
Office Hours Today
  • 08:00AM to 12:00PM

Hello all! I am a junior at CWU and I am majoring in Business with a specialization in leadership and mangement. After years of volunteering before college and at CLCE, I now am working as a community programmer. I love volunteer work and event planning so it’s the perfect job for me! My favorite things to do are outdoor activities with my friends, boyfriend and family, such as hiking, boating, and camping. I love Central and I am very excited to be working at CLCE. Come into the office and ask about how to volunteer with us!

Sydney Riel
Program Leader
Office Hours Today
  • 02:30PM to 04:30PM

Hello all! My name is Sydney and I am a community programmer for the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement. My first year of college I attended Spokane Falls Community College, but quickly discovered a place like Central is more suited for me. I am a senior this year and I am pleased with the environment Central provides. I am pursuing a degree in elementary education because I have a passion for kids and watching them grow and learn. I am excited for the opportunities being a community programmer will lead to and all of the events involved with it. When I am not at school or work, I enjoy relaxing at home with a cup of coffee and a sketchbook. Feel free to swing by and say hi!

Linh Le
Program Leader
Office Hours Today
  • 08:30AM to 01:30PM

Xin chào - Hello! My name is Linh Le and I am a Program Leader for the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement. I am an international student from Vietnam. I transferred from Everett Community College last year and I am currently finishing up my BA in Public Relations. During my time in college I’ve held many leadership positions such as Orientation Leader, ASCWU Community Programmer, and more. These positions have provided me with a lot of new opportunities and given me the chance to gain more knowledge, improve my communication skills, and acquire new work skills. I am very excited to be working with other awesome members of the CLCE to put on wonderful programs for our campus and community. Being organized and responsible are some of my strongest traits that I'm excited to use at the CLCE. I always strive for perfection and love being a friend a to all. Please stop by or say hi if you see me on campus!

Tommy Fernandez
Program Leader
Office Hours Today
  • 09:00AM to 10:00AM
  • 01:00PM to 04:30PM

Hello everyone! My name is Tommy Fernandez and I am a sophomore at CWU. I am majoring in ITAM with specializations in cyber-security and administrative management. This year I will be working as a community programmer for CLCE.  I can’t wait to be a part of the amazing programs we have planned this year for you. During my free time I enjoy being outside, playing sports, and hanging out with my friends. I am an active member in TRIO and also serve as the rush coordinator for the rho-mu chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. I’m very excited for this year and I can’t wait to improve this community! Please stop by and say hi, my hours are right above.

Mailelei Faletogo
Program Leader
Office Hours Today
  • 10:30AM to 01:00PM
  • 02:00PM to 04:00PM

Hey there, my name is Mailelei Faletogo and I this is my fourth year here at CWU. I was born and raised in Seattle (GO HAWKS!) but my family is originally from the beautiful island of Samoa. I am a Public Health major and a new hire here at the CLCE. I get the privilege of serving as one of the Leadership Programmers this year and look forward to working with many wonderful students, faculty, and staff on campus. I love doing community service and helping others. I am also a part of multiple clubs on campus and enjoy getting involved! 

Areli Ruiz
Program Leader
Office Hours Today
  • 01:00PM to 05:00PM

Hello everyone! My name is Areli Ruiz and I am currently a Junior at Central Washington University. I am pursuing a career in elementary education with a minor in literacy. At the CLCE, I am a leadership programmer. Through my position, I want to empower and help individuals find their voice on campus and within the community. When I am not busy at the CLCE or in class, you can find me dancing, watching movies, or striving to make a positive change.