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Dr. Tina Powellson


As the director for the Center for Student Involvement, Dr. Powellson will provide leadership, strategic vision, organization and administrative oversight of campus-wide programs and services partnering with departments and student organizations in the following areas: direction, advising and management for major campus events and student-led programming initiatives; support and guidance of an effective approach to Registered Student Organizations (RSO); and campus-wide programs and education in the leadership development and civic engagement opportunities.

Katy Kaesebier

Associate Director

Katy joined the Center for Student Involvement team in April of 2015 as the Associate Director. She attended Butler University where she received degrees in Psychology and Spanish, and earned her MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University. In her role with CSI, Katy supports the growth and development of LeadUH and ServeUH. Her passion is empowering student leaders to make our campus and community stronger through leadership and civic engagement programs.

Ja’Nelle King

Assistant Director

Ja'Nelle joined the Center for Student Involvement in July of 2015 as an Activities Coordinator. Ja’Nelle attended Texas State University-San Marcos where she received her Bachelor of Health Administration with a minor in Diversity Studies. She received her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston in May of 2013. In her role, Ja’Nelle provides support to registered student organizations and their advisors through learning experiences, personal consultations, and training facilitation. This also includes risk management, leadership development, and organizational management. Ja’Nelle also directly advises the Cougar Involvement Ambassadors who promote student involvement on campus and serve as peer to peer support for registered student organizations. Ja'Nelle is passionate about diversity and inclusion of all students and has a strong interest in identity development. In her spare time Ja’Nelle loves to read, work on DIY projects, and bake.

Michael Crook

Assistant Director

Allyson Yoland

Activities Coordinator