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April Garrison, M.Ed.

  • Senior Program Coordinator, Volunteer Programs
  • Advisor, Volunteer Illini Projects, Inc.



  • B.S. Biological Science, Colorado State University
  • M.Ed. Postsecondary Administration & Student Affairs, University of Southern California

GALLUP CliftonStrengths – Top 5

  • Responsibility
  • Deliberative
  • Learner
  • Relator
  • Restorative

About Me

April joined Student Engagement in summer 2019 as the Program Coordinator for the Office of Volunteer Programs. She moved to Illinois from San Diego, California where she lived for the nine years. While in San Diego, she worked for the University of California San Diego Office for Students with Disabilities and in Student Affairs at the Art Institute of California. She believes volunteering gives people a venue to become aware of what is happening in the community and to explore and commit to best ways of solving society’s issues. Volunteering with students at Salt & Light in Urbana and at the One Winter Night event in Champaign have been highlights for April since arriving on campus.


  • Civic Engagement
  • Volunteer Programs