About Us

Mission:

The mission of the Office for Community Engagement is to position TCU as an engaged and reflective campus by integrating service and learning through reciprocal community-based partnerships.

Vision

A campus-community culture that advances learning through public services and a commitment to social justice.

OCE Staff
Dr. Rosangela Boyd, Director

Dr. Rosangela Boyd, Director

Dr. Boyd joined TCU in October of 2006. Prior to joining TCU, she implemented various national and international service-learning projects as a faculty member in the College of Health Professions and the Director of Personnel Preparation at the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University (PA). She is a native of Brazil, where she majored in Special Education and English. Her Master's Degree and Ph.D. are both from Clemson University (SC) in Counseling and Guidance/Higher Education and Therapeutic Recreation, respectively. Aside from community engagement, her areas of expertise include disabilities, aging, health promotion, international studies an multicultural education. Email Dr. Boyd

Brittany Tedeschi, Assistant Director

Brittany Tedeschi joined TCU in the spring of 2017. Email Brittany

websiteprofle_lov Laura Vasquez, Community Engagement Coordinator

Laura Vasquez is a Fort Worth native and an avid dog lover. Given the opportunity, she would bring up her dogs Quesito and Leonardo. Her areas of interest revolve around community engagement and the impact mentoring has on college access and retention. Laura graduated from Texas Christian University with a strategic communications and Spanish degree. She also received her master's degree from TCU in Counseling with an emphasis in student affairs. Email Laura
Associate

Bill West, Associate

Upon retiring from Tarrant County Juvenile Services after 35 years, Bill West joined the Criminal Justice/Sociology Department at TCU as adjunct faculty in 2007. Throughout his career, he has been involved with community and governmental agencies, ISDs and non-profits at the local, state and national level. He became connected to our center after receiving one of our service-learning faculty grants, and is currently volunteering his services on a part-time basis to assist with academic service-learning partnership development and follow up. Bill is the academic service-learning liasion to the School of Communication, Science and Engineering, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology & Economics. Email Bill
Administrative Program Specialist

Maleta Hill, Administrative Program Specialist

Maleta Hill joined the TCU family in early 2012. Though a native of Texas, Maleta attended Belhaven College in Mississippi and graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1993. After relocating to Pennsylvania, she became a house parent at Milton Hershey School. The boarding school, founded by the multibillion dollar confectioner, Milton S. Hershey, provides a cost-free, private, coeducational home and school for children from families of low income, limited resources, and social need. During her ten years with the school, Maleta worked with a multitude of students and became a mentor to over 72 students. Besides currently serving as the administrative program specialist for Cultural, Community & International Services, her passion for young people and the community is seen through her volunteer work with different local and national agencies. Email Maleta