Michelle Study-Campbell to lead Kiwanis youth programs

| Feb 25, 2020


Michelle Study-Campbell has been promoted to executive director of Kiwanis Youth Programs. She joined Kiwanis International as director of Youth Protection in January 2019. In her new role, she will manage all youth leadership programming for the 105-year-old global service organization.   

“This was a natural progression for Michelle,” said Stan Soderstrom, executive director of Kiwanis International. “From the moment Michelle joined our team, she has worked to improve the relationships between our youth members and their mentors and has helped us redefine and refine our youth protection guidelines. She’s ready to tackle this new challenge of providing leadership for our youth programs and leading them to success in the new decade.” 

Kiwanis International is a global volunteer service organization with more than 537,000 adult and youth members in 85 nations around the world. Kiwanis clubs sponsor youth leadership programs for students, including Circle K International for college students, Key Club for high school students, Builders Club for middle school students and K-Kids for elementary school students. All the clubs provide opportunities for students to learn leadership skills while serving their schools and communities. Study-Campbell also will oversee programs for Aktion Club, the only service organization for adults who have disabilities. 

Before coming to Kiwanis, Study-Campbell worked for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana, where she was chief executive officer for four years. During her tenure, she led the organization through a successful merger, reinvigorated fundraising and launched new initiatives resulting in greater organizational impact.   

“I’m excited to begin my new role as we look for new opportunities for our youth leaders,” said Study-Campbell. “These students are the best of the best and take their club memberships seriously. I’m eager to engage our youth members and our youth leaders to serve as champions for our organization, helping us build on and grow this tradition of service.”  

She also has served as president and chief executive officer for Reach for Youth, Inc., and was director of strategic initiatives for the Indianapolis Private Industry Council, now EmployIndy. She also has worked in state government at the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the Indiana Development Finance Authority and was a fellow in the office of Governor Frank O’Bannon. 

Study-Campbell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marian University and completed a master’s degree in nonprofit management at Indiana University. She is a former president of the Junior League of Indianapolis and a graduate of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Class XXXXV. She was recognized as a young leader in the 2013 edition of the Indianapolis Business Journal’s “40 Under 40.”  She and her husband Michael are the parents of a daughter. They live in Indianapolis.


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