Compact Nation Podcast Season 2 Episode 19

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Becoming an Anchor Institution: In our nineteenth episode of the second season, Co-Host J.R. Jamison sat down with Valerie Holton and Emily Sladek, of CUMU and The Democracy Collaborative respectively, to discuss the Anchor 101 Framework, what it means to be an anchor institution, and whether or not the Higher Education Mission Initiative and the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement are mutually exclusive. They also make a stop off in Pop Culture Corner to talk Notorious RBG, the history behind Pride Month, and how to continue to support Puerto Rico in the continuing aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Listen now and weigh in online using #CompactNationPod.

And, don’t miss Andrew’s article referenced in the episode: The Civic Mission and the Anchor Mission are the Very Same Mission

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Meet the Guest

Valerie Holton

Dr. Valerie Holton is a higher education consultant who is a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the National Taiwan University where she teaches a course on Community-Engaged Research. While in Taiwan, Valerie is studying the social and economic responsibilities of universities across Asia. She serves as Senior Fellow with The Coalition of Urban and Metropolatian Universities (CUMU), focusing her time and energy on the Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative.

Emily Sladek

Emily Sladek is the Manager of Higher Education Engagement for The Democracy Collaborative. She has written extensively on community wealth building practices that provide a systematic approach to constructing inclusive intergenerational wealth through shared community equity and governance opportunities. Since 2015, Emily has coordinated the Anchor Dashboard Learning Cohort and now works in tandem with Dr. Valerie Holton on the Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative.

Your Hosts

Marisol Morales

Marisol Morales is the current vice president of network leadership at Campus Compact and a #CompactNationPod guest host.

Andrew Seligsohn

Andrew Seligsohn is the current president of Campus Compact and a #CompactNationPod co-host.

Emily J. Shields

Emily Shields is the current Iowa Campus Compact executive director, acting director of Minnesota Campus Compact, and a #CompactNationPod co-host.

J.R. Jamison

J.R. Jamison is the current Indiana Campus Compact executive director, and a #CompactNationPod co-host.

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