Castel Sweet Named Campus Compact Strategy & Visioning Fellow for 2022-2023

Ole Miss Faculty Member to Support Campus Compact Strategic Planning

castel sweet headshotCampus Compact today announced that Castel Sweet, director of the Center for Community Engagement and Assistant Professor of Practice in Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi, will serve as Campus Compact’s Strategy & Visioning Fellow for the 2022-2023 academic year.

As the Strategy & Visioning Fellow, Castel will work closely with Campus Compact’s leadership team and particularly President Bobbie Laur on a variety of initiatives that center on developing a framework for Campus Compact’s strategic visioning and planning, which will kick off in Summer 2023.  Castel will work collaboratively with Compact Directors on the strategic design of the new Civic Engagement Directors Leadership Institute, Civic Action Planning, and other signature programs.  Additionally, Castel will facilitate a set of programming and learning opportunities across Compact on the structural and strategic integration of DEI and Civic/Community Engagement on campuses.

“I am thrilled to be partnering with Campus Compact as a fellow this year and to be a part of such important work,” said Castel. “There is no better time than now to think about how institutions are centering civic and community engagement work while also making strides in equity, diversity, and inclusion. I’m honored to contribute to these critical conversations on ways to continue building capacity for institutions and individuals to collectively do this work.”

“Castel’s passion, knowledge, and expertise will be a huge asset to Campus Compact’s strategic visioning process,” said Campus Compact President Bobbie Laur. “We are thrilled and thankful to work with her and are so optimistic about how her contributions will positively impact our members, communities, and our democracy.”

Castel will be one of the inaugural cohort of Campus Compact fellows, a group of experienced practitioners and field leaders who will advance Campus Compact’s work in key areas.