Drew Stelljes

Drew Stelljes
  • Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Leadership

About Drew Stelljes

Dr. Andrew D. Stelljes serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Leadership at the College of William & Mary. He provides leadership and direction for an integrated portfolio aimed at enhancing student development. Stelljes is responsible for the oversight of the following departments: Office of Community Engagement, Student Leadership Development, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Sadler and Campus Centers. The thematic area overarching goals help students engage, explore, and elevate their college experience. Leadership occurs in multiple formats – on alternative breaks, within recognized student organizations, as a building supervisor, as a volunteer, board member, employee and more.

Stelljes is the author of Service-Learning and Community Engagement: Toward Long-term Developmental Social Concern and his engagement model has been widely published. He has authored an array of journal articles on placing students intellectual and developmental needs at the center of the learning endeavor, service-learning, community based learning, education policy reform measures, impacts of alternative breaks and measures of the efficacy of college based tutoring and mentoring programs.

He is a graduate of the College of William & Mary with an earned PhD in Educational Policy. In 2008 Drew was selected as an inaugural member of the Engagement Academy for University Leaders. He has held an executive board seat on a variety of local non-profits and on the Governor’s Advisory for National and Community Service where he chaired the annual selection process for statewide Americorps funding. He teaches a class on Social Foundations of Education, he is the faculty member for the DC Office Summer Institute on Leadership and Community Engagement and he teaches the class Urban Education: Policy, Practice and Leadership through the W&M DC Office.

Drew consults on topics ranging from the creation of civic engagement on college campuses, service-learning and student development in the college years. Stelljes is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post. He has guest lectured, presented or consulted for 20 schools. He and his wife, Amy, have three children, Emma Grace, Braden Eberhardt and Elizabeth Marie. They live in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Posts by Drew Stelljes

Celebrity Is Not Goodness, Not Greatness

History is filled with people who were made celebrity. And, in modern times, within the confines of our small country, celebrity suggests greatness. All

The Franklin Project and William & Mary — Civic Leadership for the 21st Century

Recently I walked the Laurel Falls Trail in majestic Great Smoky Mountains. In awe of the landscape and enamored with the Aspen Institute’s Franklin Project,

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