Former OACS Director and professor political science professor Dr. Clive Mentzel resigned on Jan. 19, leaving the position vacant. Mentzel also left his professorial position in the department of political science at the same time.
The university is currently in the process of posting a position vacancy on the HR website. In the meantime, current Senior Director of Experiential Learning, Clayton Arrington, and Assistant Director of OACS Meagan Smith will take over the OACS director responsibilities.
The OACS director is in charge of the development and implementation of community and engagement and service learning activities, programs and initiatives through the Office of Active Citizenship and Service. According to Dean of Students Mark Bandas, the ideal candidate has a post-baccalaureate degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience, as well as knowledge of and dedication to community engagement, social justice, service and diversity.