Announcing the 2022-2023 Campus Compact Fellows

We are pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Campus Compact Fellows. This inaugural cohort of Campus Compact Fellows is composed of experienced practitioners and field leaders who will advance Campus Compact’s work in key areas: community colleges, national service, faculty development, dialogue and deliberation, student-led engagement, rural serving institutions, anti-racist community engagement, and strategic visioning. Each fellowship is individually structured and designed around the fellow’s strengths and experience. Scopes of work for each fellow fall within three thematic buckets:

  • Facilitation, research, and design for Campus Compact affinity groups
  • Activating new strategic partnerships with national policy groups and funders
  • Deep dives into programming to build tools, publications, and resources that advance member capacity for civic and community engagement work.

“We are so excited to welcome these experienced and passionate leaders onto the Compact team,” said Campus Compact President Bobbie Laur. “Their appointments reflect our commitment to elevating and centering member expertise across everything we do. These fellows will play critical roles as Compact moves forward a robust agenda of programming, research, strategic partnerships, policy initiatives, and learning communities."


2022-2023 Fellows

mal coles headshotNational Service Fellow

Malcolm Coles Read more →
Former Acting Chief Executive Officer, AmeriCorps
Mal will serve as a key advisor and strategist with Campus Compact to help us envision ways to expand existing and launch new responsive and innovative AmeriCorps programs.

gliset colon headshotStudent Engagement Fellow

Gliset Colón Read more →
Assistant Professor for Exceptional Education at Buffalo State College
Gliset will advance Campus Compact’s agenda to deepen civic and community student engagement with member campuses.

lena jones headshotCommunity Colleges Network Fellow

Lena Jones Read more →
Professor of Political Science at Minneapolis Community & Technical College
Lena will focus on identifying and recommending new approaches for deepening and advancing civic and community engagement priorities with a specific emphasis on grassroots approaches and strategies for resource-constrained environments.

stephanie lesperance headshotRural Engagement Network Fellow

Stephanie Lesperance Read more →
Chief Strategy Officer at Campus Compact for New Hampshire 
Stephanie will work to build a robust agenda of programming and resources specifically for our rural serving institutions.

nick longo headshotDeliberative Dialogue Fellow

Nick Longo Read more →
Professor in the Department of Global Studies and Faculty Fellow for Engaged Scholarship with the Center for Teaching Excellence at Providence College
Nick will support Campus Compact’s efforts to help members develop and enhance programs that build students’ skills in deliberative dialogue and bridge-building across social differences.

star plaxton-moore headshotFaculty Development Fellow

Star Plaxton-Moore Read more →
Director of Community-Engaged Learning at the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good at the University of San Francisco
Star will develop and facilitate a range of faculty professional development offerings focused on key issues in equity-centered, community-engaged teaching and learning.

castel sweet headshotStrategy & Visioning Fellow

Castel Sweet Read more →
Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Assistant Professor of Practice in Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi
Castel will develop a framework for Campus Compact’s strategic visioning and planning and facilitate programming and learning opportunities on the structural and strategic integration of DEI and civic and community engagement on campuses. 

deanna villanueva-saucedo headshotCommunity Colleges Network Fellow

Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo Read more →
Associate Vice Chancellor for the Center of Excellence in Inclusive Democracy at Maricopa Community Colleges
Deanna will facilitate the Campus Compact Community Colleges Network, supporting members in engaging with network activities, building community among members, and bringing best practices and resources to the group.

Equity & Engagement Fellows Team

The Equity & Engagement Fellows team came together to collaborate with the Compact to produce a multi-author book, Anti-Racist Community Engagement: Principles and Practices. In addition, the team will help develop and facilitate a range of professional development offerings for Compact member institutions that draw from insights and principles related to the publication. | Read more →

aldo garcia-guevara
Aldo Garcia-Guevara
Worcester State University ​​​​​​

joseph krupcyznski
Joseph Krupczynski
UMass Amherst

cynthia lynch
Cynthia Lynch
Salem State University ​​​​​​

john reiff
John Reiff
Massachusetts DHE

roopika risam
Roopika Risam
Salem State University ​​​​​​

christina santana
Christina Santana
Amherst College

cindy vincent
Cindy Vincent
Salem State University ​​​​​​

elaine ward
Elaine Ward
Merrimack College