Community Enhancement and Engagement Staff

Monica Chavez-Silva
Assistant Vice President for Community Enhancement

Monica Chavez-Silva has led Grinnell College’s Community Enhancement & Engagement efforts since Grinnell College established the office in 2000.  In this role, Monica leads the... See full profile

Donnette Ellis
Administrative Assistant II

Donnette Ellis has been serving as Administrative Assistant II supporting both the Office of Investments and the Office of Community Enhancement & Engagement since 2012.  In the dual... See full profile

Liz Hansen

Liz Hansen is a part of the team managing the Grinnell Education Partnership, a grant-funded program that places AmeriCorps Members at host sites throughout the Grinnell community. Her... See full profile

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is a program manager engaged in initiatives to enhance the experience and vitality of life in Grinnell.  Smith's 2015-16 portfolio includes the Community Mini-Grant Program,... See full profile

Program and Communication Manager

Melissa Strovers directs programs and communication aimed at improving the quality of life in Grinnell.  Currently, Strovers manages the Grinnell AmeriCorps Partnership, a grant-funded... See full profile