Episode 26 - Building Community with Micki Meyer
In this episode, we dive into what it means to be in community with others and how to foster community in your world with Micki Meyer of Rollins College. Micki shares her journey to community building from her early days in Orlando and her almost 20 years at Rollins College. Learn what Micki says are the three building blocks of community and how self-discovery and mindfulness are essential elements of a happy life.
Biography of Micki Meyer, Lord Family Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Community at Rollins College.
Micki Meyer serves as the Lord Family Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Community at Rollins College. She holds an Endowed Chair position funded by the DHL and RNR Foundations to build capacity around engaged scholarship, high impact learning, and student engagement. Micki oversees areas of campus that work directly with leadership education, social innovation & entrepreneurship, civic engagement, service-learning, diversity and inclusion, student involvement, and college access.
Over the past 19 years, Micki has worked closely with faculty, staff, students, and community partners to make purposeful connections between campus and community that make meaning of a liberal education in the 21st Century. Micki serves as a Certified Scholar for Florida Campus Compact and as an Engaged Scholar for New Perspectives in Higher Education with Campus Compact. Also, Micki has been active with Ashoka U Changemaker Campus Network.
Micki has been the recipient of honors and recognition for her work within communities. This year she received the Robert D. Bradshaw Small Colleges Student Advocate Award from the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators for her demonstrated commitment to the mission and goals of small colleges and her work “above and beyond the call of duty.” Also, Micki has been honored with the Thomas E. Gamble Service Legacy Award and Community Engagement Educator Award for Independent Colleges and Universities from Florida Campus Compact. In 2017 Micki was named a Winter Park Influential by Winter Park Magazine and one of Orlando’s 40 Under 40 by the Orlando Business Journal.
Throughout her career, Micki has been engaged throughout Winter Park and Orlando and currently serves as a board member for the Downtown Orlando YMCA, Healthy Central Florida Winter Park, and is active with the Audubon Park School. She is a graduate of the Leadership Orlando and Leadership Winter Park. Micki received her Bachelor of Science in Human Communications and Media Management from the State University of New York College at Fredonia and Master of Arts in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University (OH).