The Center for Campus Engagement


Professional Staff

​​​​​​Kimberly S. Springer (she/her/hers) is the Director of Campus Engagement at Cleveland State University. A Cleveland native, she received her undergraduate degree in history with a minor in international affairs from Tuskegee University and completed a master's degree in adult learning and development from Cleveland State University. In her current role, Kimberly advises the Student Government Association, chairs the General Fee Advisory Committee and oversees the entire Center for Campus Engagement.  

Springer’s various professional experiences within higher education have allowed her to support students of color while also cultivating inclusive environments for all students, faculty and staff. In her previous roles she was able to identify best practices and provide vision and expertise in the area of cultural- and identity-based services, community engagement and partnership building. 

Her current professional and academic interests include mentorship within communities of color, the higher education experiences of second-generation Americans of the African diaspora, and student activism. She is passionate about several social justice issues and how to build coalitions across communities.

Samantha Broaddus (she/her/hers) is the Assistant Director for Campus Engagement in the Center for Student Involvement.  Samantha has received bachelor's degrees in both English and Pan-African Studies, as well as a M.Ed. in Cultural Foundations from Kent State University.  In her role, she is responsible for creating programming, initiatives and events, managing student organizations, collaborating with campus and community partners and advising the Campus Activities Board (CAB) and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC).  Prior to her current role, Samantha served as a Senior Admissions Counselor and a Graduation Success Coach at Cleveland State University.

Daniel Lenhart (he/him/his), Student Media & Web Specialist, oversees activities of CSU’s currently registered student organizations, assists students in creating new organizations, training of all organization officers and advisors, is the system administrator for VikesConnect and manages all communications, including the weekly Viking Newsletter, divisional websites, social media and student center digital signage.  

Dan earned his bachelor's degree in communication from Bowling Green State University in 1984 and his MBA from Cleveland State University in 1994. He has worked at CSU in student affairs since 1995, first starting in Career Services as the engineering co-op coordinator. Dan also hosts his own radio show every Friday morning and in his spare time enjoys his family, including five cats, taking hikes and collecting die cast cars.

Micaela Ostheimer serves as the Coordinator for Student Involvement within the Center for Campus Engagement. Micaela oversees and advises the Fraternity & Sorority Life community at CSU, leads leadership development programming from campus engagement, and assists with hazing prevention and education. Micaela is a two time graduate of Cleveland State University with degrees in Speech and Hearing (B.A. ’16) and Adult Learning and Development, specializing in Higher Education (M.Ed ’19). In addition to her work in Campus Engagement, she is also an instructor of Intro to University Life or ASC 101. 

Reach out to her about: Fraternity & Sorority Life, Hazing Prevention and education, Leadership development programming, how to get involved on campus.

Maureen Spreng – Budget Officer

Graduate Assistants

Ja’Liyah Cole (she/her/hers) is the graduate assistant or the student leadership program in the Office of Campus Engagement. She is currently working on her Master’s in Business Administration with a focus in marketing. She mainly work with social media postings and website creations. Reach out to her if you have any questions regarding social media outreach.

Abigail Iler serves as a graduate assistant for the Campus Activity Board! CAB works on providing events to engage students outside of the classroom on campus! I am working towards my School Psychology Master's Degree. Please reach out to me about anything CAB! If you would ever like to collaborate with CAB please reach out to me at  

Samira Xhaferi (she/her/hers) is the graduate assistant for the student leadership development program in the Center for Campus engagement. She is currently working towards her master's degree in Biology with a focus in Neuroscience. Reach out to her:  

-If you are a student organization that needs support for projects management 

- If you need help with facilitating group activities and experiences to expand leadership capacities for students and recruiting strategies. 

-If you have any questions about bylaws, operation manuals and RSO handbook.

Office Assistants 

Carley Barnett (she/her/hers) is a senior marketing student at Cleveland State. In addition to working at the Center for Campus Engagement’s front desk, she serves as the President of the Campus Activities Board. Carley has a passion for programming and love to create fun events for CSU’s student body. If you ever have any questions about getting involved in CAB or our events, please reach out to her at

Ruth Kesseh is in her second year at Cleveland State University. She is studying health science Pre-Pa track. She works on the third floor of Center of Student Involvement 343, and she is front desk receptionist. You can always come and ask her any questions that she may help you with!