Makaela Kingsley ’98 Appointed as Director of the Patricelli Center

An exciting announcement from Wesconnect: Friday, April 19, 2013

[Makaela Kingsley’98]Today, in announcements–Makaela Kingsley ’98 is the new Director of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Makaela has worked at Wesleyan for the past thirteen years in University Relations and has been serving as the interim director for the past two months.

The following is from a campus-wide email sent by Provost Rob Rosenthal today:

I’m delighted to announce that Makaela Kingsley will become our new Director of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

Makaela (Steinberg) Kingsley graduated from Wesleyan in 1998 with a degree in Neuroscience & Behavior. After a brief stint doing public relations for the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, she returned to Wesleyan, in 2000, to join the Alumni & Parent Relations team.

During the past 13 years, she has collaborated with colleagues in University Relations and across campus, as well as students and alumni. For the past two months, she has been serving as interim director of the Patricelli Center.

Her short-term goal is to expand Patricelli’s existing services and offer top-notch, high-impact workshops and trainings, networking and advising services, and grant administration. Looking to the future, she will explore additional ways to support students, in particular through faculty and academic engagement and research.

In Makaela’s own words: “My personal commitment to social innovation and human rights combined with my experience as a Wesleyan student, alumna, and staff member drew me to the Patricelli Center. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to support Wesleyan students and alumni interested in creating and sustaining programs, businesses, and organizations that advance the public good. Through our workshops, networking, and grants, the Patricelli Center will cultivate and strengthen the spirit of social entrepreneurship and civic engagement that is already deeply ingrained in the Wesleyan culture.”

Please join me in congratulating Makaela and welcoming her to her new post.

Rob Rosenthal
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs