CORVALLIS, Ore. – Jonathan Stoll, who has spent much of his career facilitating collaborative partnerships and communication among organizations and individuals, has been named the director of Corvallis Community Outreach at Oregon State University.
In this new position, Stoll will be responsible for helping to for develop and implement programs and activities that foster positive relationships between the university, OSU students and the Corvallis community.
Stoll most recently has been the manager of Associated Students’ Diversity Center at California State University, East Bay, where he directed campus diversity efforts, launched several programs to support multiculturalism and student retention, and led a number of outreach and engagement initiatives. He has been with CSU-East Bay, which is located in Hayward, since 2007.
He will begin his new duties at Oregon State immediately.
“Oregon State and the Corvallis community intersect on many different levels and having a point person to facilitate discussions on key issues was one of the key recommendations from the Collaboration Corvallis process,” said Steve Clark, vice president for University Relations and Marketing at OSU. “Creation of this position was first recommended through the Collaboration Corvallis process.”
“Jonathan Stoll has a background that is ideally suited for this new position,” Clark added, “and we look forward to his leadership in continuing the university’s efforts in creating an environment where students engage in productive and civil behaviors both on and off campus.”
Stoll said he was pleased to join the Oregon State community and anxious to begin meeting people throughout Corvallis.
“I am ready and eager to begin working closely with students, campus partners, the City of Corvallis, community residents, organizations and businesses to foster stronger community relations,” Stoll said. “It is an opportunity not only to address problems, but to create and achieve new opportunities.”
“Collaboration Corvallis has provided a wonderful roadmap to build upon,” he added.
Stoll will report both to OSU’s dean of Student Life and the vice president for University Relations and Marketing. Among his duties:
- Develop and implement programming to create positive relationships between the university, OSU students and the community;
- Collaborate with established work teams already created to address commonly identified goals between OSU and the community;
- Serve as the liaison with off-campus living groups, neighborhood associations, city governments, student living groups and others;
- Participate in aspects of university/city activities to improve relations, and attend appropriate meetings for the City of Corvallis, the university, neighborhood groups, and associations.
Stoll is a graduate of San Jose State University, where he received bachelor of arts degrees in humanities and economics. He earned a master’s degree in public administration at California State University East Bay.
He began his career working as controller and chief financial officer for the Associated Students of San Jose State University in 2003, and then founded the Cesar Chavez Community Action Center there two years later. Serving as development coordinator, he oversaw eight service programs and activities within the center that engaged more than 350 university students to partner with 23 community organizations for community service.
“That is the kind of partnership we can envision between Oregon State University students and the community,” Clark said.