Center for Community Engagement

Rachael Steward

  • Rachael Steward
    Deputy Director
    Phone: 206-296-2325

    What is your role?

    I contribute to the strategy of the university’s relationships with community based organizations, the Seattle University Youth Initiative, and residents of the surrounding neighborhoods. I also guide our partnership with Seattle Housing Authority for the Choice Neighborhood Education Initiative.

    What is your favorite part about working at the CCE?

    The  CCE and the university at large have been an ideal location for me to live out my professional purpose of leveraging institutional resources for community development.  The life-long learning environment fostered by the Center is nurturing and catalyzes everyone to give and be their best. I discovered my career path during my undergraduate studies and have been blessed to live my dream ever since.

    What is your professional and educational background?

    I hold a BS in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana and a Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Non-Profit Management and Community Development from Kentucky State University.  I have worked in higher education for 12 years at public and private institutions including Historically Black Colleges and Universities. 

    What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

    I would love to travel the world with my children for a year or two.