Nearly two dozen Oregon State students and employees ventured through many Corvallis neighborhoods Sept. 28, introducing themselves to residents and offering resources aimed at enhancing livability.
It was Oregon State’s first Good Neighbor Day, spearheaded by Jonathan Stoll, who was hired as the university’s first director of Corvallis Community Relations earlier this year. In this new position, Stoll will lead efforts to develop and implement programs and activities that build positive relationships between the university, students and the Corvallis community.
“Oregon State and Corvallis intersect on so many different levels,” Stoll says. “There are dozens of people involved, but having one point person to facilitate discussions on key issues will keep things moving in the right direction. This was one of the top recommendations from the Collaboration Corvallis process.”
Before coming to Corvallis, Stoll was manager of the Associated Students’ Diversity Center at California State University, East Bay.