Office of Student Involvement & Leadership

Meet the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Staff

Location: Main Campus, Student Union Room 3504

Mailing Address:  2801 W. Bancroft St., Mail Stop 105, Toledo, OH 43606
Phone:      419.530.4944
Fax:          419.530.2908

Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
                      Wednesday 8:15 am - 8:00 pm (Until 5pm during the summer)




Donovan Nichols
Assistant Dean for Student Involvement & Leadership

Hometown: Sylvania, OH
B.A. Communications with Honors / Minor in Mathematics, The University of Toledo
M.Ed. in Higher Education, The University of Toledo

Past Positions: 
University of Georgia (2012-2015): Associate Director, Student Activities & Organizations
University of Nevada Las Vegas (2006-2012): Program Coordinator (Student Involvement, Student Activities, and Service)

Favorite Involvement ExperienceBeing a Rocket...Levis Leadership UT, Christian Leadership Program, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Blue Key, YMCA Freshman Camp Counselor, RockeTHON (Dance Marathon) Overall Director, Student Government President, UT Board of Trustees Student Member, and Blue Crew Co-Founder.

Fun Fact:  Donovan is passionate about Pay It Forward (selfless giving).  He became a Pay It Forward inspirational speaker in 2008, served on the Pay It Forward Foundation Board of Directors, and served as the International Co-Coordinator for Pay It Forward Day, which is now celebrated in over 79 countries.

Donovan oversees the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership and the Levis Leadership UT program. He is the lead instructor for two first year leadership classes (COUN-3380 & COUN-3390).


Alex Zernechel

Program Manager for Greek Life



Evita Parks
Program Manager for Student Involvement

Hometown: Detroit, MI
Undergrad & Graduate Degree: Eastern Michigan University

Favorite Involvement Experience: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.

Fun Fact: Evita loves orcas and enjoys watching documentaries about them. 

Evita advises CAP, Student Activities Committee and Homecoming Committee. She also oversees Commuter Student Services, major events, programming and student organizations. 



Events Coordinator


Anthony Strother
Graduate Assistant for Leadership

MBA, The University of Toledo (expected May 2018)

Anthony co-oversees the Levis Leadership UT program, a scholarship-based leadership program with a total of 123 students. He is a co-instructor for the first year leadership classes (COUN-3380 & COUN-3390) in the program and helps promote the program to incoming student leaders. Anthony also assists with the planning and implementation of various leadership events and programs, such as retreats, workshops, Leadership Conference, Leadership UT Graduation Banquet and Leadership UT Welcome Dinner. 



Kelsey O'Brien
Graduate Assistant for Student Involvement

M.Ed. Higher Education, The University of Toledo (expected May 2019)

Kelsey helps student organizations register through OrgSync, oversees the new student organization process, manages the student organization policies and procedures training, and manages the constitution revision process. Kelsey also co-advises Campus Activities & Programming and Homecoming Committee.  In addition, Kelsey oversees the Student Allocation Committee (SAC).

 Kollin Fitzpatrick

Kollin Fitzpatrick 
Graduate Assistant for Greek Life

Hometown: Monroe, MI
B.S. Biological Sciences, Minor in Business Administration, The University of Toledo
M.Ed Higher Education, The University of Toledo (expected May 2018)

Favorite Involvement Experience: New Student Orientation Leader, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, RockeTHON Executive Board, Order of Omega, Colleges Against Cancer/Relay for Life, Mission Trip to Haiti with Dr. Sammy Spann, and Planning Star Spangled Songfest 2015: A Tribute to American Music Icons as a member of Mortar Board & Blue Key.

Fun Fact: Was awarded Greek Man of the Year for 2014-2015 at the University of Toledo.

Kollin advises the Multicultural Greek Council and Gamma Sigma Alpha Greek Honorary. He also co-advises IFC, NPC and NPHC. He assists the Program Manager in all programming/event planning for the university Greek Life community. 

Last Updated: 7/18/17