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Donna Anderson, M.Div., MPPM
Director, Office of Student Civic Engagement (Office of Student Civic Engagement)
412-397-6492 phone (M)
412-397-6318 fax
Nicholson Center 250

Educational Background

  • Master of Public Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh
  • Master of Divinity, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
  • Bachelor of Arts, Socilogy, State University of New York

Professional Background

  • Donna Anderson became RMU's first Director of Student Civic Engagement in 2007, after serving 2 years as Director of America's Promise - both in the Division of Student Life. Donna's primary responsibilities include Community Service, the Nonprofit Leadership Association certificate program, Service-Learning, and voter registration and engagement. Prior to coming to RMU, Donna spent 10 years as a leader in the nonprofit sector serving as Senior Director, Community-Based Programs and Services, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh; Executive Director, National Conference for Community and Justice (Pittsburgh Chapter) and Executive Director, Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Earlier in her career, Donna spent 8 years as a church pastor in the United Methodist Church, where she is an ordained Elder.

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Leadership Development
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Program & Event Planning
  • University-Community Partnerships
  • Diversity & Inclusion


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