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Meggan Franks

Phone: (662) 325-2208
Email: mfranks@saffairs.msstate.edu

Interim Director, Student Leadership & Community Engagement

Meggan Franks serves as the Interim Director of the Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE), the Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL), and the Maroon Volunteer Center. As Interim Director, Meggan manages leadership and community engagement programming at Mississippi State University. Under her guidance, the SLCE connects over 8,000 students, faculty, and staff with community agencies, leadership opportunities, and volunteer projects within the local community. Meggan is also the project supervisor for the Maroon Volunteer Center's 16-member AmeriCorps VISTA project.Meggan grew up in Athabasca, Alberta, Canada. She earned a B.S. in Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising, and an M.B.A from Mississippi State University. She has two children, Madison and Patrick. Her husband, Houston, coaches cross country at Mississippi State.

Michelle Garraway

Phone: 662-325-2370
Email: michelle.garraway@msstate.edu

Assistant Director

Michelle graduated from MSU with a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education in 2003 and taught in Alabama before moving to Hattiesburg. There she served over 20 different area nonprofit agencies in her position as Community Impact Coordinator with the United Way of Southeast Mississippi. In 2010, Michelle moved back to Starkville where she worked in the Starkville-Oktibbeha School District before coming on board with CCEL in 2013. Michelle earned a master’s degree in Workforce Educational Leadership in 2018 and now enjoys connecting faculty with community partners and seeing their shared visions come to life. She is also passionate about promoting the essential work of community engagement scholarship through training, recognition awards and funding opportunities.