Brian Heisterkamp, Ph.D.
Brian Heisterkamp, Ph.D. is the Interim Director of the Office of Community Engagement. He joined CSUSB in 2001 as a professor in the Department of Communication Studies. He wrote two U.S. Department of Education Title V grants, each bringing approximately $3 million to CSUSB. He is the project director for the most recent grant, the Pathways to Success program, that aims to enhance the career readiness of students in arts and humanities disciplines at CSUSB, Norco College, and San Bernardino Valley College. He is also active in prison education programs including the Prison Arts Collective and the Inside-Out Prison Exchange program, both of which aim to bring educational opportunities to those who are incarcerated. Brian is excited to work with the staff in OCE as they strive to support CSUSB’s mission to be engaged with our community.
Community Partnerships Analyst
Camelia Fowler is the Community Partnerships Analyst for OCE. She joined CSUSB in 2005 and has held several positions on campus, including as the university’s Testing Officer, Assistant to the Associate Provost for Academic Programs, and student assistant for Academic Affairs. Cam has also served on the campus’ planning committees for the Women’s Leadership Conference, Employee Appreciation Day, and Human Trafficking Awareness Day. In September 2018, Cam was awarded the President’s Divisional Distinguished Service Award for the Academic Affairs Division. Cam’s responsibility is to lead community-based learning projects with CSUSB students, faculty, campus departments and local/regional/international community partners. A fun fact about Cam is that she loves to travel and collect magnets from places she has traveled to!
Administrative Analyst Specialist
Kendra Ekpo is the Administrative Analyst Specialist for OCE, she coordinates student volunteer service recognition programs and first year student service-learning experiences, including program planning, implementation, and evaluation. She maintains partnerships with campus departments and key civic, community and cultural organizations to develop on-going opportunities for community-engaged learning. She first joined CSUSB in 2021 as the assistant to the Parking director, she was later promoted to the Fiscal support coordinator and recently join the OCE in 2023. Prior to joining the CSUSB team, she held several positions, from a bank teller to a mortgage specialist with Wells Fargo and worked at the Magistrate court in Belize as an account’s specialist. She has over 10 years' experience working in the financial field. Kendra loves numbers and people and strongly believes she joined the best department because she’s doing both things she loves doing
Administrative Coordinator for Faculty Initiatives
Joshua Wilson began his journey in 2017 at CSUSB within the College of Education. In 2022, he transitioned to the College of Extended and Global Education (CEGE) Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) division. Joshua has joined us as the new Administrative Coordinator for Faculty Initiatives at OCE. Joshua brings a passion aiding and enhancing the department and looks forward to continuing and contributing to the great work done by the Office of Community Engagement.
Administrative Support Assistant
Dionne Hicks is the Administrative Support Assistant II for OCE. She is the friendly first point of contact for students, faculty, and community partners who want to get engaged with our programs and services. Dionne has also served on several campus committees including Homecoming, Black History Month, and Student Leadership Series. Dionne has a passion for serving students and in the community.