Community Relations

Students in the Community Garden

Bucknell's faculty, staff and students work with organizations, businesses and individuals across the Susquehanna Valley region on a range of projects that have mutually beneficial results. Some projects enhance learning at the University or in the community, while others support education, service or other civic organizations, businesses, science or technology in the region.

Key contacts for exploring partnerships with Bucknell:


Andy Nied, senior executive director of strategic procurement, contract management & community relations
Andy serves as the main campus contact for individuals, businesses, organizations or municipalities that would like to explore new partnerships with Bucknell. He is also the main campus contact for partnerships involving Bucknell financial investments. 

Theresa Cusimano, director of Bucknell University Civic Engagement
The Office of Civic Engagement coordinates academically based service-learning and co-curricular community service and volunteering activities. Contact Civic Engagement about volunteer opportunities for Bucknell students.

Stephen Apanel, director of housing services
Stephen works with Lewisburg organizations on issues related to downtown student housing.

Scott Rosevear, vice president for university advancement
Scott helps local organizations seeking guidance on fundraising in the community.

Amy Badal, dean of students
Amy is the main campus contact for student-community interactions.

Karin Rilley, general counsel
The general counsel helps the university manage legal issues associated with town-gown partnerships.

Steven Stumbris, director, Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center provides entrepreneurs with the education, information and consulting services they need to build successful businesses.