Guest Post by Melissa McCreery
I’m excited to announce the appointment of Chelsie Frank as Director of Partnerships and Engagement at Kilns College. Chelsie recently earned her Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University and brings years of experience in project and service learning. She spent the last four years in Eastern DR Congo acting as a liaison between church communities in the Twin Cities and indigenous-led Christian NPOs. She most recently established the Service-Learning Program at Universite Chretienne Bilingue du Congo creating an institutional structure for service-learning, training Congolese professors to use service-learning as a teaching methodology, and fostering partnerships between the community and university.
In addition to her work in Eastern DR Congo, Chelsie’s professional experience spans numerous continents – America, South Africa, Kenya, Brazil—and numerous sectors. She led professional learning communities for language teachers at the university level; conducted academic research in sustainable agriculture; and designed holistic business development programs for women.
Chelsie truly has a heart for justice, for education, and marrying the two. Chelsie will be implementing and overseeing the service-learning component at Kilns College, as well as creating and maintaining important partnerships –locally, nationally and internationally—for Kilns students and faculty.
Please help me in welcoming Chelsie to Bend and to Kilns College!