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Kate Stephens

Kate Stephens


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Kate Stephens is the Director of the USU Center for Community Engagement (CCE). She currently oversees the CCE campus-based community engagement programs and directs the Student Sustainability Office. Kate led the institution in attaining the prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. Prior to her current role, she served as the Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) AmeriCorps Program Director for 12 years. Kate has been a part of the national service movement for more than 25 years, serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA leader, a Peace Corps volunteer, an AmeriCorps program director, and AmeriCorps supervisor. She is the founder and former director of Common Ground Outdoor Adventures, a Cache Valley nonprofit that provides adaptive outdoor recreation for people with disabilities. Kate has received local, regional, and national recognition for her work to include underrepresented populations in outdoor leadership and national service. Kate has a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology and M.A. in Environmental Education.

Nelda Ault

Nelda Ault-Dyslin

Assistant Director of Community-Engaged Learning

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Nelda has been the advisor to the Val R. Christensen Service Center for eight years. Her not-so-secret-agenda is to help students realize that Logan exists beyond their need to go to school and that there is a vibrant community with which they can engage. She’s been privileged to work alongside many local nonprofits, schools, and AmeriCorps programs to connect USU students with hands-on experiences. Nelda has an M.A. in Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University, focusing on community-building and education. She is also a founding member of the Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection.