Center for Leadership and Community Engagement

Manuel Rodriguez
Director
Office Hours Today
  • 08:00AM to 12:00PM
  • 01:00PM to 05:00PM

I am extremely fortunate to be working in the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement at Central Washington University.  I am a CWU alumnus and hold a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Heritage University and a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Justice and Spanish.  My professional career at CWU began in 2006 and I have served in various roles within the Academic Achievement area and Student Success.  I am excited to be working with an amazing professional and student staff to provide students and the community with quality and meaningful programs, events, and volunteer opportunities. Please visit the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement and get involved.  I look forward to working with you and assisting you throughout your academic journey at CWU!

Joanne Perez
Program Manager
Office Hours Today
  • 08:00AM to 05:00PM

Hafa Adai! I am a Program Manager for the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement. This is my eleventh year with Central Washington University, and I am so excited for what we have planned this year at the CLCE! Please stop in and let me know how things are going or if I can be of any assistance.

I'm originally from the small island of Guam, but moved to Ellensburg in 1998. I am married to my wonderful husband, Mark, who is an Assistant Professor in the PESH Department, and we are blessed with 3 energetic and healthy children - Miah, 16, Taylor, 10, and Chase, 8. Our children's soccer, basketbal and volleyball practices and games have got our weekends and evenings pretty busy, but we also love reading books, playing board and card games and baking cookies!


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
  • 08:00AM to 12:00PM
  • 01:00PM to 05:00PM

As a Program Manager for the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, I am responsible for all of the Center’s community engagement programing. I coordinate the CLCE campus events and connect students with community partners to provide volunteer opportunities. This is my seventh 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. 

Kelsey Furstenwerth
Office Assistant III
Office Hours Today
  • 08:00AM to 01:00PM
  • 02:00PM to 05:00PM

I graduated from CWU in June 2013, and am so excited to join the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement team. Student involvement is my passion, so this center is the perfect fit for me. I will also be enrolled in the graduate program for Higher Education, and am ready to dive into the world of student affairs. I love CWU and the Ellensburg community, and I am glad to call this place my home. In my spare time I enjoy fly fishing on the Yakima River, and baking goodies that I find on Pinterest. Go Wildcats! 

Philip Gohl
Office Hours Today
  • 08:00AM to 12:00PM
  • 02:00PM to 04:30PM

I'm a simple fellow who doesn't like drama (movies or life). I'm a junior, majoring in IT with minors in Computer Science and Cybersecurity. I'm an active person who enjoys many sports/activities but reading isn't one of them. I like meeting new people and getting to know them, so swing by and bug me.

Derek Whittom
Webmaster
Office Hours Today
  • Not working today

I transferred to CWU at the beginning of fall quarter. It seemed like something interesting to do. I'm working toward a computer science degree.

Kayleigh Perrier
Technical Writer
Office Hours Today
  • 11:00AM to 03:00PM

I am so excited to be the CLCE's new Copy-Editor. This is my third year at CWU, and I hope to be here for two more years to finish my English major with a writing specialty and Anthropology minor. I hope to make the best of my time here at the CLCE!

Daniel Baldwin
Graphic Designer
Office Hours Today
  • 10:30AM to 03:30PM

I am a freshman graphic design student here at Central, and I am the newest graphic designer at CLCE. With close to five years of experience, I look forward to furthering my knowledge and sharing my abilities as much as I can. I really enjoy the programs this office puts on, and I am excited to use my creative skills to promote them!

Joseph Bauman
Office Hours Today
  • 09:00AM to 10:30AM
  • 03:00PM to 05:00PM

Hello! I am currently a senior at Central Washington University. I expect to conclude my Public Relations degree in the Spring of 2014. I also am graduating with a minor in Foreign Languages with a specialization in Russian. I joined the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement to further my efforts in bettering the community. Through my college career I have also participated in PRSSA as well as Lambda Pi Eta. I'm excited to see what new adventures my time at the CLCE will bring.

Edward Agag
Program Leader
Office Hours Today
  • 10:30AM to 03:00PM

I am a freshman majoring in Aviation to become an Airline Pilot. I joined the Civic Engagement Center becuae I wanted to get involved with my community.  Although, I am new, I am willing to work on all kind of activities and will work hard on what I am suppose to do.  I look forward to working in the Civic Engagment Center and meeting new people. 

Elizabeth Vidaurri
Office Hours Today
  • 02:00PM to 05:00PM

Hello everyone! My name is Elizabeth Vidaurri and I am currently a Junior at Central Washington University where I am majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in TESL. As a previous volunteer of the CLCE I am beyond excited to start working with staff in once again putting on many of the years greatest events. Please feel free to come out and support the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement by participating in many of our volunteer opportunities. We look forward to seeing all of you!

Hannah Barclay
Office Hours Today
  • 02:00PM to 05:00PM

Hey, I am Hannah and a sophomore here at CWU! I am majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Teaching English as a Second Language. I have always enjoyed volunteer work and actively engaging myself  in the community I am living in. I find it important to give back to the community that is giving to me! l am very excited to be part of the CLCE team and hope you can come have fun with us sometime! 

Shannon Lowry
Program Leader
Office Hours Today
  • 10:00AM to 12:00PM

I am a program leader here at the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement and senior public relations major. I am also an account executive at CWU’s Central Communication Agency working with Clymer Museum and Gallery. I have had numerous years of experience honing my customer service skills working as a sales associate at Fashion Bug. I also actively participate in CWU PRSSA and am head of social media for CWU Rotaract. 

Johnny Nguyen
Program Leader
Office Hours Today
  • 10:00AM to 12:00PM
  • 01:00PM to 04:00PM

Hello my fellow Wildcats! My name is Johnny Nguyen and I'm double majoring in Psychology and in Political Science! I like to think I'm a pretty down to earth dude thats just trying to make the best out of this thing we call life. Prior to working in the CLCE, I was a frequent volunteer so the volunteer life is definitely something I want to make enjoyable to you guys! I love networking as well as bringing others together as well. It truely is a beautiful thing when a room full of diverse ideas, cultures, and traditions can sit back and laugh with each other. I'm here to help whether it's CLCE related or if you simply want a friend to talk to! I'm looking forward in working with the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement and the great people/community that makes this amazing center the place it is today! Don't be afraid to come by and check us out! We love hearing the peoples input when it comes to helping out fellow CWU'ers! Go Wildcats!

Andrew Riley
Program Leader
Office Hours Today
  • Not working today

I am a junior here at CWU majoring in psychology. Working with the CLCE has been a passion of mine since my first year. I have been involved with the Experience Leadership Project and the Cross Cultural Leadership Project and am very interested in continuing to work with these programs during my time at the center.  I am looking forward to a great year!

Rachel Anne Mahnke
Program Leader
Office Hours Today
  • 01:30PM to 04:00PM

I am a sophomore planning to major in Busiess Administration with Economics and Marketing specializations and a minor in German. The programs I have worked on and will be working on this year are Veterans Appreciation, Holiday Extravaganza, MLK Make A Difference Day, Blood Drives, College Civics Week and Earth Week. I am so thankful for this opportunity because I have learned so much about project managment and event planning. If you would like to get involved with any of these programs or have any other questions, please feel free to contact me, I would love to help you or your club get more involved with community service at CWU! 

Jessica Baker
Program Leader
Office Hours Today
  • 10:00AM to 01:00PM

Hello! I am super excited to be working with the Center for Community Engagement as a Program Leader. I am a sophmore environmental biology major with a Spanish minor. I love to volunteer and believe this office is the perfect chance for me to give back and encourage all of you to join in the fun. I love being in the outdoors and am a fairly down to earth person. I can't wait to see all the good things that are coming! 

Sierra Larberg
Office Hours Today
  • 02:00PM to 05:00PM

Hello! My name is Sierra Larberg and I am a sophomore here at CWU! This is my first year working in the CLCE as a program leader and I couldn't be more excited about it! I have a strong passion for volunteering and being involved in leadership! I am majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education and eventually I hope to become a high school principal! I enjoy singing, running, laughing, making/eating cupcakes and cheering on the Seahawks!! I am thrilled to be a part of this center! Come visit us sometime!

Lana Abuhudra
Program Leader
Office Hours Today
  • 10:00AM to 12:30PM
  • 01:00PM to 04:00PM

Hello, my name is Lana. This is my senior year at CWU  double majoring in Psychology and  Business Administration with a specialization in Supply Chain Management with a minor in communications. I love working with the community and expanding my own awareness of social issues. I started volunteering with the CLCE during my sophomore year at Central Washington University. It’s exciting to now be a program leader planning events that benefit the local and global community.

Sara Kay
Office Hours Today
  • 02:30PM to 05:00PM

Greetings! My name is SJ and I am a junior here at Central Washington University. I am majoring in elementary education and minoring in literacy. I will be working with the Leadership Living Learning Community in Kamola this year! I'm so excited to start working with the CLCE and put on amazing programs and to give back to our lovely community. Come chat with us in SURC 256!