Student Support Coordinator, Kessler Scholars Program
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Spencer Hall is the Student Support Coordinator for the Kessler Scholars Program at the University of Michigan. In this role, he works to coordinate key communication efforts for current and potential students, and he supports the Director and Program Specialist with program planning, recruitment, tracking, and student support. Spencer navigated higher education as a first-generation and limited-income student. He is deeply invested in supporting first-generation students in maneuvering through the complexities of higher education with a holistic and human-centered approach. He engages in this work by collaborating with students to meet their own goals and definitions of success.
Spencer previously worked for the University of Michigan’s gender and sexuality resource center, The Spectrum Center, where they created, lead, and planned programming for LGBTQIA2S+ students. Prior to arriving in the state of Michigan, they supported initiatives to reduce food insecurity and food waste while employed at Rams Against Hunger. Furthermore, he engaged with an organization named the Fostering Success Program. In this role, he handled a caseload of approximately twenty students from independent backgrounds (kinship care, foster care, unaccompanied youth while experiencing houselessness, etc.) and supported them in getting through college. As a Social Worker, Spencer is passionate about working with youth and young adults, particularly those who are first-generation, limited-income, and LGBTQIA2S+.