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Staff

Danielle J. Davis - Director 

Karina Tamez-Graduate Assistant

Sally Smith-Vaughan-Graduate Assistant

Kendal Hill - Student Assistant

Danielle J. Davis

DanielleDanielle J. Davis serves as the Director of the Leadership Engagement and Development Department (L.E.A.D.) as well as the Serving Engaged Empowered & Diverse Students (S.E.E.D.S.) Office, where she is responsible for helping with curriculum design and development, and assisting in the planning for the {I}Experience Leadership Retreat, Summer Leadership Summit, and the Extraordinary Leadership Series. In addition to the above duties, she is furthering the L.E.A.D. initiative of developing multi-year/multi-tier leadership programs that will prepare all students to be change agents in their community.

Prior to joining the L.E.A.D. Department, Danielle worked for a Fortune 500 company as an Internal Auditor.  A two-time graduate from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Danielle earned a Bachelors of Science from the College of Business in Accountancy and a Masters of Education in Higher Education. Currently, her professional interests include leadership education and development, social change leadership and strengths-based leadership.  In her free time, Danielle enjoys working out, playing with her dogs, Prince and Oreo, and traveling. She is passionate about cooking and reading. Her goal is to change the world one student at a time.

Karina Tamez

blankMs. Karina Tamez currently serves as a Graduate Assistant for the Serving Engaged Empowered & Diverse Students (S.E.E.D.S) office at Texas A&M University – Commerce. Some of her responsibilities include the planning of events for Hispanic Heritage Month, LGBT History Month, Native American History Month, Black History Month, and Women’s History Month that promote civic engagement and diversity and inclusion amongst the A&M – Commerce community.

Karina is a fellow Texas A&M University – Commerce graduate completing her Bachelor of Business Administration in Management in May 2017. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Marketing. Currently, her professional interests include leadership education, civic enrichment, cultural diversity enrichment, and mentoring. In her spare time she loves spending time with family and friends, traveling, playing volleyball, and dancing. Karina has a passion for interacting with students and hopes to get those students involved on a college campus and make them feel included with the cultural programs and initiatives.

Sally Smith-Vaughan

Sally Smith-Vaughan serves as a Graduate Assistant for the Serving Engaged Empowered & Diverse Students (S.E.E.D.S.) where she oversees all programs promoting diversity and inclusion on campus. Sally enjoys being part of the office staff and serving as an educator for the campus population where she uses the social issues of today to ignite the minds of our students to think critically and through the lens of someone else.

Sally received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Texas A&M University. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a  focus in Bilingual Education. Her professional interests include cultural diversity enrichment, social justice, peer mentoring, and leadership development. In her free time, Sally enjoys traveling, crafting, and spending time with her family.

Kendal Hill

KendalHillKendal Hill serves as the Student Assistant to the Serving Engaged Empowered & Diverse Students (S.E.E.D.S.) Office. As a student assistant Kendal assists in daily tasks of the office, preparation and assistance with the S.E.E.D.S. events, lending a hand to every student with any inquires about the department and/or the university, as well as providing a smiling face or a concerned ear for students to come and feel welcomed.

Kendal is working towards her Bachelor’s degree of Science in Sociology as well as Criminal Justice. After graduation Kendal plans to attend graduate school and pursue a degree in Theology and minister to youth and work with juvenile delinquents. Kendal enjoys shopping and watching TED talks.