Staff

Alexis Bucknam, Executive Director
alexisb {at} utahcompact(.)org
801-585-7093

Alexis Bucknam has worked in higher education and community engagement for nearly two decades. Prior to her appointment as Executive Director of Utah Campus Compact, she served as the Director of Student Programs with the Blum Center for Developing Economies at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to working in the Blum Center she held two other positions at Cal as a program coordinator in the Public Service Center and coordinating all the Academic Dean Searches for the university. She also spent two years directing student activities for Mills College and served a year in the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps as a Team Leader. She earned her B.S. Management from the University of Utah (U.), M.A. Counseling in Student Affairs at UCLA, and is currently a student in the Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration program in the Educational Leadership & Policy department at the U.

 


Maggie Abney Roberts, AmeriCorps Program Manager

maggier {at} utahcompact(.)org
801-585-7108

Maggie Roberts had the value of service to her community and country instilled in her from an early age, as she grew up on and around various US Army bases. She received her BA in Politics from Drake University, and her MA in Political Science from the University of Oregon. After graduate school, she served two terms as an AmeriCorps VISTA through Oregon Campus Compact. In her role with Utah Campus Compact, Maggie supports 900 AmeriCorps members who provide services to underserved communities throughout Utah.  Outside of work, she enjoys trying new recipes, reading books by female authors, and killing it at trivia night.


Daniel Baird, Program and Outreach Specialist
danielb {at} utahcompact(.)org
801-585-7101

Daniel Baird is committed to civic engagement and higher education. In addition to working at Utah Campus Compact he teaches English service-learning classes at Salt Lake Community College. Dr. Baird received grant awards to develop college English and technical writing service-learning courses. He also, along with several other faculty, received a grant to develop and pilot a Civic Engagement Course Sequence for the English Department.  He earned a BA in Chinese  from Brigham Young University, MA in Chinese from Washington University in St. Louis, and PhD in Comparative Literature from University of Oregon.  Dr. Baird is a cellist with the Wasatch Symphony, the oldest community symphony in the Salt Lake Valley. 


Morgan McClure, AmeriCorps Program Assistant
morganm {at} utahcompact(.)org
801-585-7120

Morgan McClure is a Salt Lake City native with a deep appreciation for the creative, service driven culture present in the great state of Utah. As an AmeriCorps VISTA member in 2015/2016 she engaged community members to participate in conversations about poverty and how to address it. Through her service she saw the positive impact of civic engagement both in the communities being served and the individuals engaged in service. Recognizing this impact lead her to a position at Utah Campus Compact as Program Assistant with the AmeriCorps program. In addition to her role at UCC, Morgan is pursuing her undergrad at the University of Utah, majoring in Sociology, as well as Health Society and Policy. She is excited to be in a position that supports the deep impact made by participants of national service, and happy to work alongside such highly motivated, intelligent, and jovial individuals.


Janell Coleman, Office Assistant
janellc {at} utahcompact(.)org
801-585-7106

Janell is an enthusiastic, history loving, world traveler from Colorado. After a senior trip to Italy cemented her desire to see the world, engage with different cultures, and work with new people, she decided to set her sights further than her little town. She spent freshman year at the University of St Andrew’s in Scotland, studying International Relations, working with peers from all parts of the globe, and traveling to several European countries. Janell transferred to the University of Utah to finish pursuing a BS in International Studies and be closer to her family. She has a passion for people and her personal mission is to serve those in need by helping provide access to various opportunities in the community she now lives.