Director of Purposeful Lives, Kelsey Penn

The Purposeful Lives initiative offers all undergraduates the opportunity to experience and learn from civic engagements, as well as opportunities to address the “big questions” of life that concern their sense of purpose, calling and core values. To ensure these experiences help prepare students for the lives they will lead in their communities after graduation, the Coordinator of Purposeful Lives is charged with working with community organizations that allow students to contribute to finding solutions to problems identified by the local community, be they thematic (e.g. food security), demographic (e.g. a particular neighborhood), or organization-oriented (e.g. Habitat for Humanity) as well as with the campus ministry and other Schreiner programs concerned with supporting a sense of purpose.