M.A., College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University
B.S., Visual Arts Education, Ball State University

As the senior assistant director for Campus Center and Student Experiences, Brian Starkel conducts ongoing professional staff training and development, and onboarding as well as maintains employee policies and procedures for 14 professional staff members and a team of graduate assistants. He is responsible for student leadership development for student organizations and student employees as well as overseeing alternative breaks, civic engagement, and student governance. Additionally, Starkel serves as the primary advisor for Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate and Professional Student Government.

Starkel has received personal honors from ACUI Region 6 with the 2017 Winston Shindell Emerging Leader Award. Under his guidance, the Student Activities Programming Board was named the 2016 NACA Mid-America Organization of the Year.

Prior to his current role, Starkel served as the coordinator for student programming and the assistant director for leadership development and civic engagement. Prior to joining the Campus Center and Student Experiences staff, he was the director of student activities at Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio.