Welcome, Caroline!

Say hello to Caroline, the CCE's new Community Partnerships Coordinator!
July 24, 2018
caroline bañuelos

Caroline Bañuelos, Community Partnerships Coordinator

Merith Weisman
Merith Weisman

I’m so excited to welcome Caroline Bañuelos to the CCE!

Caroline, a longtime Santa Rosa resident and SSU alumna, has joined us as the Community Partnerships Coordinator. Most recently, Caroline was Volunteer Relations Manager at Ceres Community Project. Previously she worked in a similar capacity at the Living Room. A longtime activist, she also is a founding organizer of the Cinco de Mayo festival in Roseland and has served on the Santa Rosa Planning Commission as well as run for Santa Rosa City Council several times. Caroline has also long supported the CCE, was involved in our planning efforts in 2016 that resulted in the SSU Civic Action Plan/CCE Strategic Plan, and is a regular at Just Coffee.

“I am excited and honored to be back at SSU in this capacity; working with faculty, students, and the community is a dream come true,” says Caroline.

Caroline is responsible for supporting existing community partnerships and helping develop new ones. She will lead our risk management efforts, support the VISTA program, and all of our on campus service-learning projects, such as Discovery Day, Shadow Day and Book Buddies.

We are excited to welcome Caroline! You can reach her at caroline.banuelos@sonoma.edu, p. (707) 664-3493.