With sadness and gratitude, the Morgridge Center for Public Service announces the departure of Assistant Director of Civic Engagement and Communications Megan Miller and Badger Volunteers Coordinator Reuben Sanon.
Miller, who graduated from UW–Madison’s School of Human Ecology with a degree in Community and Nonprofit Leadership, has been with the Morgridge Center longer than any other member of the team. During her ten-plus years with the center, she has helped develop new programs, initiatives and events. She currently leads the center’s voter engagement efforts and played a major role supporting the Big Ten Voting Challenge.
She also champions the development of civic-minded student leaders through her role coordinating the Student Organization Partnership Program and supervising 12 student interns. We want to thank Miller for 10 years of dedicated service which involved many outstanding accomplishments including:
- Serving as the center’s first Badger Volunteers Coordinator
- Collaboratively helping establish an annual MLK Day campus celebration
- Serving on the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement writing team
- Chairing the Community Partnerships and Outreach Staff Network
Miller will begin her new position with UW–Madison’s Office of University Relations as the Strategic Partnerships Specialist on Monday, November 4.
For the past two years, Sanon has served as the Morgridge Center’s Badger Volunteers Coordinator. A graduate of UW–Madison with degrees in Journalism and Political Science, Sanon actually served as the Morgridge Center’s Campus Outreach Intern during his senior year. After spending time away from Madison, he returned to lead the center’s flagship Badger Volunteers program where he has been instrumental in building student leadership capacity and sustaining existing community collaborations.
Sanon has helped gain exposure for the program by appearing in the Wisconsin State Journal, The Isthmus, Madison 365 and on Madison’s Student Radio WSUM. He has also worked hard to build new community partnerships as evidenced by the addition of The Beacon, Bayview Foundation, LGBT Books to Prisoners, Food Recovery Network and Crestwood Elementary who were added as partner sites during Sanon’s time as Badger Volunteers Coordinator.
Sanon has also been a keen community-facing ambassador for center, taking on leadership roles through the Dane County Administrators of Volunteer Services and the Juneteenth Celebration Planning Committee.
Sanon will begin his new position with the City of Sun Prairie as the Communications and Diversity Coordinator on Monday, November 11. In the meantime former Badger Volunteers Educational Programming Intern, Yasmin Schamiloglu will step into an Interim Badger Volunteers Coordinator role.
Over the next few months, the Morgridge Center will be conducting a search to find a new Assistant Director of Civic Engagement and Communications and Badger Volunteers Coordinator. In addition, the Morgridge Center will also be looking to hire an Assistant Department Administrator.
Again, we cannot thank Miller and Sanon enough for their dedication and passion for advancing community and campus partnerships while developing student leaders. We look forward to following the success of their careers and are excited to see how we can find new ways to work together.