Todd McKinney roars because of "People Power."

“Being a part of the Ursinus community and the impact it has upon me has been profound,” says McKinney, an Ursinus staff member and payroll-deduction donor. He values his encounters with “very gifted and talented faculty, staff, and students,” and shines in his role as the director of student and community engagement and associate dean of students. 

McKinney believes the Ursinus experience is incredibly important because of its humane, interactive take on the liberal arts education. This, says McKinney, allows students to become critical thinkers and “to have the ability to sift through all life has to offer to be best that they can be.”

“To me, being a Bear means being a part of a community,” he says. “A community of thinkers and learners and teachers.” He works with Ursinus’s ambassador program, first-year student orientation, Family Day preparation, Greek life, and all the college’s student clubs and organizations.

McKinney gives to Ursinus because of the special community of students, faculty, and staff. “The folks here make up a really great learning environment,” he says. In his work he meets students from every discipline and a great variety of backgrounds.

“Ursinus is more than a community,” says McKinney. “It’s a family.”

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