The Community Engagement & Leadership (CEL) Center is located in Suite 200 on the main floor of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center.
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hughes-Trigg Student Center
3140 Dyer Street, Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75205
P.O. Box 750256
Dallas, TX 75275
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Director of Community Engagement & Leadership
Stephanie assumed the role of Director of the Community Engagement & Leadership Center in May 2013 after previously serving in the role of Interim Director/Assistant Director in the office. She first joined SMU in July 2010 as the Coordinator of Community Engagement and the Service House Residential Community Director. Prior to coming to SMU, Stephanie was the Student Activities Coordinator at Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SOSU) from 2008-2010 in a true generalist position with primary responsiblity in the areas of Student Organizations and Activities, New Student Orientation, and Greek Life. She earned her M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia in 2008 where she worked in the Department of University Housing and the Center for Leadership and Service. She earned her B.A. in Communication with an emphasis in Advertising and Public Relations at SOSU in 2005. A native of Sherman, Texas, Stephanie is an avid reader and coffee drinker, loves traveling and photography, and good Mexican food.
Rashad L. Givhan
Assistant Director of Community Engagement & Leadership
A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Rashad L. Givhan joined the CEL team in November 2013. In his role as Assistant Director, he will serve as the primary advisor for Emerging Leaders, the Crain All-University Leadership Conference, and Stampede of Service. A graduate of Missouri Western State University (B.A.) and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (M.A.), Rashad began his career in student affairs in 2008, having served as a Housing Director at Loyola University New Orleans and at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 2011, a position as Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington brought him to the DFW area, which he now calls home. Most recently, he served as the Assistant Director of Student Engagement at UNT Dallas, where he oversaw multicultural programming, campus activities, student organizations, and advised UNTD's Student Government Association. Through his work as a student affairs practitioner, he encourages students to be unafraid to look within, to embrace their own truths, and engage in social justice education. In addition to his work in the field, he has an affinity for literature and the arts and hopes to someday become a professor.
Coordinator of Community Engagement & Leadership/Service House Residential Community Director
Erica Zamora joined SMU in July 2013 and serves as a Coordinator in the Community Engagement and Leadership Center. In addition, she is also the Residential Community Director for the SMU Service House within Residence Life and Student Housing. Erica holds an M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from New York University, where she worked in the Center for Student Activities, Leadership and Service as well as the Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy. Prior to that, Erica received a B.A. in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and Advertising from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. When she’s not working, Erica enjoys a good bowl of queso, traveling, and sports.
Coordinator of Community Engagement & Leadership
Bailey came aboard the CEL team in August 2013 to advise Alternative Breaks, build relationships with community partners, and coordinate the University’s annual MLK Day of Service. She earned her M.S. in Higher Education Student Affairs in 2011 from Florida State University, where she concurrently worked in Student Activities advising Dance Marathon. Bailey earned her B.A. in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations from the University of Georgia. Before her debut at SMU, she worked as the Assistant Director for Student Activities & Organizations at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Bailey is passionate about spiritual development, has a deep love for animals, and can never watch enough college football.
Administrative Assistant, Community Engagement & Leadership
Jackie joined the Community Engagement & Leadership team in August 2013 as a Graduate Assistant. She has since transitioned to additionally handling the administrative needs of the office, as well. Jackie is currently working towards her Master of Liberal Studies with focuses on human rights, social justice and gender. After graduating in 2010 from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in International Development, she spent three years working in the Bunting Center for Engaged Study and Community Action at Birmingham-Southern College. While there, she worked primarily with service-learning, overseeing the college's community partnerships, managing alternative spring breaks, and co-teaching January term courses and a leadership studies practicum. Some of her interests include traveling to faraway lands, good conversation, delicious local restaurants, and being in the sun.