Drew Stelljes

Drew Stelljes
  • Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Leadership

About Drew Stelljes

Dr. Andrew D. Stelljes serves as the Director of Community Engagement at the College of William and Mary. He has worked at W&M since June 1999. During his tenure William and Mary has twice received the President’s Award for Service with Distinction and four office programs have received a Points of Light Award. In August 2010 Washington Monthly ranked William & Mary number one for service. In September 2010 Newsweek and the Kaplan College Guide ranked William and mary ninth among “Most Service-Minded Schools.”

Drew’s research focuses on education policy and student development in the college years. His Engagement Model has been published in several journals. He is the author of the book Service Learning and Community Engagement: Cognitive Developmental Long-term Social Concern, published by Cambria Press.

Drew is the former President of the Greater Williamsburg Association for Volunteer Administration. He led the group for consecutive terms. His community leadership includes a seat on the Housing Partnerships Board of Directors, formerly the ARC of Greater Williamsburg Board of Directors, Williamsburg Chapter of the W&M Alumni Association and the YMCA Board. He is an executive board member of the Governor’s Commission on Community and National Service.

Drew has volunteered in Williamsburg-James City County Schools, in retirement centers, in Petersburg, Virginia and across the US in New Orleans and Washington DC. He has served internationally in countries across Latin America working with communities on house building, education and medical relief efforts. Drew lives in Williamsburg with his family. He and his wife Amy have three children, Emma, Braden and Elizabeth. Drew received his PhD from the College of William and Mary.

Posts by Drew Stelljes

W&M Alumni Living the W&M Vision – Changing the World

In this entry, Charlotte Mabon, ’15, serves as guest blogger. Below is her reflection from a recent Community Engagement Lunch Discussion. 2002 William &

Being Greek is about earning your keep when your family needs you most

Last week I was asked to speak to the new members of social fraternities at W&M. It was an honor I took seriously. I

Reflections on the W&M Charter and a Charge to the Class of 2015

In this blog entry, Kendall Lorenzen, a junior at W&M serves as guest blogger. Below is the script from the speech she gave at

Never Forget Your Name Out There — Welcome New Students

Colin Danly, a junior at William & Mary, provides a guest blog. The blog is written in the form of a speech he would

The Greatest Aspirations of Civic Engagement

Civic engagement is often described by individual or collective action, conducted with a systematic approach, designed to address issues of social concern. Grounded in

Hearing Grace During Finals

Often saying grace gets wrapped up in the To Whom or For What and then many people abandon the activity. In my estimation it’s

Wishing the Class of 2016 Consuming Unity of the Tribe, George Srour ’05

George Srour ’05, founder of Building Tomorrow, offers his best wishes to the Class of 2016. George received the Monroe Prize for Civic Leadership in

Best Wishes Class of 2016, Cosmo Fujiyama ’07

Cosmo was the recipient of the prestigious Monroe Prize for Civic Leadership in 2007. Check out the news coverage.    Dream HUGE. Have a

Wishes for New Students from W&M Graduate Katherine Eklund

Katherine Eklund’s wishes for the Class of 2016: My wish for you… More questions than answers. “Ah-ha” moments. Mistakes, failures, and lessons learned. Days