Britney Campbell, the new programming coordinator in the Office of Student Activities, began her job at Stevenson in January 2019.
“Everyone has been very nice and welcoming,” said Campbell, and she added that she feels like a community at Stevenson. Her main responsibilities include planning events for Stevenson University After Dark this semester and managing opt-in alerts for events.
The SU After Dark initiative expands opportunities for late-night activities and programming. Since fall 2017, late-night programming on Thursday nights has grown into a wide variety of entertainment and activities. New efforts have included Friday and Saturday nights as well.
Campbell was originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, but she attended Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, where she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in business in 2015. She also received her master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration in October 2016 and her master’s in social science in May 2018. Campbell said she is adept at multitasking and she threw herself wholeheartedly into her studies, as well as into the relationships with the students she interacted with daily. She said that being passionate and having a good support system was a key to her success.
Campbell said that the focus of student leadership at Hollins University made her interested in community involvement. She was a part of the Black Student Alliance, and her time as a coach of the basketball program made her interested in the student affairs side of higher education.
“I wanted to stay in higher education because I like the real interaction you have with college students, the opportunities to mentor and guide them along with their academics and growing as a person,” Campbell said.
Phillip Gatling Jr., the assistant director of Student Activities, works closely with Campbell. He said Campbell has a great amount of experience working with undergraduate students, and she has graduate experience with student life programming.
“Her fresh ideas and new perspectives on things will be very beneficial to us,” Gatling said. “Britney has been a pleasure to work with.”
Campbell said that she and Gatling have been planning two events for the spring semester.
“I’m really excited to be here and meet some more people,” said Campbell.
Campbell’s office is on the second floor of Rockland in the Student Activities suite.