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 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 joined the Center for Student Involvement in July 2015 as an Activities Coordinator and became the Assistant Director for Registered Student Organization (RSO) Services in May 2017. 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 as well as training facilitation and creation. This includes risk management, leadership development, and organizational management. Ja’Nelle also directly advises the Activities Funding Board, an entity of the Student Fee Advisory Committee, who allocates funds to RSOs hosting programs, events, or attending conferences. Ja'Nelle is passionate about authenticity, identity development, and helping students find their place on campus. In her spare time Ja’Nelle loves to read, work on DIY projects, and spend time with her family.
Michael joined the Center for Student Involvement in August 2017 as the Assistant Director Programming. He attended Colorado State University and received a Bachelor's of Art in Speech and Communication and a minor in Business Administration. He received his Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration and a graduate certificate in teaching and learning from Michigan State University. Michael is also a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). In his current role, Michael advises the University Sponsored Organizations, Frontier Fiesta, Homecoming Board, and the Student Program Board. He works alongside campus partners and each of the student boards to create diverse and engaging programs and major campus tradition events throughout the year. He also provides support for the InfraRED Nights programming initiative. He is student development centered, committed to creating a more inclusive campus, and always looking for new ways to improve the student experience. On a personal level, he loves good conversation and making new connections in the community as well as board games, music, running, and volleyball.
Ally became a full time staff memeber of the Center for Student Involvement in June of 2018 as an Activities Coordinator. She received her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Houston. In her role, Ally provides support to registered student organizations through helping students with risk management, leadership development, and organizational management. She advises the Cougar Involvement Ambassadors who promote student involvement on campus and serve as peer to peer support for registered student organizations. She also advises the Council for Cultural Activities, a university sponsored organization that promotes cultural awareness, diversity, and inclusion by supporting cultural and diversity-related registered student organizations and events on campus.