Students cleaning glasses in a booth

Service Learning & Leadership News

Service Learning & Leadership (SLL) partners with faculty and community agencies to provide curricular service learning experiences, offers co-curricular service and leadership programs, directs an 18 credit Leadership and Civic Engagement Minor, and oversees the endowed Engelstad Scholars Program.

Current Service Learning & Leadership News

man posing outdoors
Business and Community | September 30, 2021

UNLV’s Director of Service Learning and Leadership works to guide students in serving the community.

Business and Community | April 21, 2021
UNLV recognizes individuals for their exceptional work in community engagement activities.
portrait of woman
People | May 28, 2020

Professor Elena Gandía García created a service-learning class to address the need for medical interpretation services for the Lied Pediatric Clinic and served as a mentor to colleagues.

A UNLV student adds packed lunches to a crate.
Business and Community | April 14, 2020

UNLV Public Policy Professor Jessica Word on the vital role of nonprofits in good times and in crisis.

A woman in a blue shirt reaches over her head with a roll of paper
People | April 10, 2020

Service Learning and Leadership office's Anabel Chavva helping HOPE Scholars, still on campus, adjust to a new way of living.

student with red Alternative Breaks backpack facing a rocky ocean coast
Campus News | September 6, 2019

UNLV's Alternative Breaks Program bolsters traditional classroom learning with hands-on experiences, immersing students in the issues facing communities throughout the region.

Service Learning & Leadership In The News

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
September 29, 2021

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
September 25, 2019

UNLV is asking for donations to host events for students in need following a busy first-ever "Take What You Need" pop-up on Tuesday.

VoiceAmerica
January 22, 2019

Our guests represent multiple frameworks on leadership and the environment. They would like leaders to consider the biosphere as one of the primary frames of leadership.

Service Learning & Leadership Experts

An expert in leadership development, service-learning, and community engagement.

Recent Service Learning & Leadership Accomplishments

September 14, 2021
Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning and Leadership) published an article in the most recent issue of New Directions for Student Leadership: "Critical considerations for the effective use of leadership inventories and assessments." Leadership education should prepare learners for not only the world we now know, but also the anticipated global...
August 17, 2021
Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning and Leadership) recently served as co-chair of the International Leadership Association's Leadership Education Academy, a two-week virtual training academy for leadership educators that brought together 73 participants from 13 countries. Rian helped found the academy in 2015 and took on co-chair responsibilities...
July 28, 2021
Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning & Leadership) presented on the UNLV HOPE Scholars program at the Coalition of Urban & Metropolitan Universities summit titled, "Addressing Homelessness & Housing Insecurity." The summit brought together researchers and practitioners from many urban institutions in the United States to share resources...
July 26, 2021
Janna Bernstein and Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning & Leadership) successfully completed a 16-week level 1 certification in Fostering Success Coaching, offered by the Fostering Success Coaching Institute. They were part of an NSHE-wide cohort completing the training together, brought together by the NSHE Foster Youth Success Initiative and...
June 7, 2021
The UNLV HOPE Scholars program (Service Learning and Leadership) has been awarded three years of funding totaling $180,000 by the United Way of Southern Nevada as part of their Community Impact Grants. The funding will sustain annual cohorts of students experiencing housing insecurity entering the HOPE Scholars program, which provides 12-month...
April 26, 2021
Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning and Leadership) made two presentations at the recent SUSTEX 2021 Summit. The workshop, Leading Regenerative Systems: Imagining Systems Built to Thrive, and the panel presentation, Intersectionality and Sustainability," included content from a forthcoming publication from Information Age Press and reflected work...