Alvernia University is proud to introduce Jay Worrall as the new director for the http://www.alvernia.edu/about/holleran-center/index.html">Holleran Center for Community Engagement.
He is well-known throughout the Berks region for his leadership on issues related to supporting disadvantaged individuals and for his deep commitment to community service.
He replaces Ginny Hand, who retired in July after helping establish the center as a nationally recognized leader in community service and civic engagement.
Worrall brings to the Holleran Center a great deal of experience working on the issues faced by people living in poverty in our community.
In addition to his work with Habitat for Humanity of Berks County, where he substantially increased support for those in need of affordable housing as the agency's first executive director, Worrall has held positions with Neighborhood Housing Services of Reading, Schuylkill Community Action, Pottstown Family YMCA, and the Lessig-Booth Emergency Shelter in Pottstown.
Worrall is no stranger to Alvernia's campus. He earned his master's degree in business administration from the university in 2009, receiving the Outstanding MBA Graduate award.
He has taught a number of master's level classes at Alvernia, including moral leadership, and cross-cultural conflicts in our communities.
Worrall earned a master's of arts in religion from Temple University and a bachelor's degree in religious studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond.