Director of Community Engagement

   Amy Gilliland serves as the Director of Community Engagement at Maryville College. In this role, Amy cultivates relationships with and serves as the point of contact between not-for-profit agencies and the College. On campus, Amy helps raise awareness about community needs and supports faculty interested in community-engaged learning. She helps students across campus find meaningful involvement with our community’s marginalized populations through service and internships.

 Amy also serves as the campus director for the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance chapter at the College, which helps students develop the competencies necessary to become Certified Nonprofit Professionals. To help prepare students for this work, she teaches Introduction to Nonprofit Management each spring semester. Her other responsibilities on campus include: directing the Federal Community Work Study program, supporting administration of the Bonner Scholarship program, and serving as part of the Maryville College Strategic Partnership Group.


Amy was born in Maryville, TN. She earned her BS in Liberal Arts and her MS in Education from the University of Tennessee. Prior to arriving at Maryville College in 2014, Amy served as a seventh grade science teacher, director of training at Emerald Youth Foundation, and in multiple roles with AmeriCorps and Volunteer Tennessee.