Mary Ryan Named Inaugural Director of Campus Compact for the Great Plains

Campus Compact has selected Mary Ryan as the inaugural Director of Campus Compact for the Great Plains. Ryan, who has spent the last 26 years as an administrator at the University of Kansas, will lead the new coalition of colleges and universities to advance the public purposes of higher education across Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota. As Director, Ryan will spearhead coordinated civic and community engagement efforts among the region’s colleges and universities. She will work with students, faculty, staff, and community organizations to support greater integration of activities in civic and service learning, community based research, national service, and…

Rollin Johnson, Jr., Named Inaugural Director of Campus Compact for Virginia

Rollin Johnson, Jr. Campus Compact has selected Rollin Johnson, Jr., as the inaugural Director of Campus Compact for Virginia. Johnson, who most recently served as Director of the Center for Social Concern at Johns Hopkins University, will lead the new coalition of colleges and universities to advance the public purposes of higher education across the Commonwealth. As Director, Johnson will spearhead coordinated civic and community engagement efforts among Virginia’s colleges and universities. He will work with students, faculty, staff, and community organizations to support greater integration of activities in civic and service learning, community based research, national service, and other…

Five 2017 Fellows Awarded Exclusive Scholarship

Campus Compact’s Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community- committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.

Nominations Now Open for the 2017 Ehrlich Award

Recognizing excellence in engaged teaching and scholarship The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognizes one senior faculty member (post-tenure or middle-to-late career if not in a tenure line) each year. Honorees (who must be affiliated with a Campus Compact member institution) are recognized for exemplary engaged scholarship, including leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and civic engagement, and other means of enhancing higher education’s contributions to the public good. The recipient and finalists will be announced in early fall 2017 and will be honored at Campus Compact’s…

Announcing 273 Public Problem Solvers

Campus Compact Announces 2017 Newman Civic Fellows 273 students honored representing Campus Compact member institutions from 39 states and Washington, DC. BOSTON, Mass. – March 30, 2017 – Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 273 students who will make up the organization’s 2017 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a one-year fellowship for community-committed college students from Campus Compact member institutions. The fellowship honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders and a tireless advocate for civic engagement in higher education. In the…

5 Newman Civic Fellows Receive Exclusive Scholarship

Campus Compact and Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation partner to provide civic learning opportunities for Newman Civic Fellows Boston, MA–Campus Compact’s Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community- committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. A shared mission of fostering student civic learning and problem solving unites Campus Compact and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, who partner to provide dedicated scholarships to Newman Civic Fellows for their demonstrated commitment to public service and civic engagement. One full scholarship and four partial scholarships were awarded to Newman Civic Fellows to…

Partnership leads to new scholarship opportunities for Newman Civic Fellows

Campus Compact and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Institute have named four Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows as recipients of scholarships to participate in the spring 2017 Leadership and the American Presidency Program. Campus Compact’s Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. This year, Campus Compact partnered with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute to provide dedicated scholarships to Newman Civic Fellows for their demonstrated commitment to public service and civic engagement. Two full scholarships and two partial scholarships were awarded to Newman Civic Fellows to…

Campus Compact Appoints new National Board Member, Jonathan Alger

Campus Compact announces the election of Jonathan R. Alger, President of James Madison University (JMU), as a member to its Board of Directors. Campus Compact’s Board guides the organization in pursuing its mission of advancing the public purposes of higher education. The board is comprised of college and university presidents and chancellors, along with leaders in the corporate, philanthropic, and citizen sectors. Board members are elected for three-year terms. As president at JMU since 2012, Alger has focused on expanding the role of civic and community engagement in the lives of students. He served as a key leader of a…

Campus Compact Welcomes Danielle Leek as Director of Professional Learning

Campus Compact enthusiastically welcomes Danielle Leek as its Director of Professional Learning. Leek is currently Associate Professor in the School of Communications at Grand Valley State University, where she is also Executive Director of the Speech Lab Communication Center. Leek has extensive experience creating engaged learning experiences, building and administering academic and co-curricular programs, and fostering the development of multi-institutional partnerships. At Campus Compact, Leek will lead the development and implementation of a new professional certification for higher education community engagement professionals. She will also oversee Campus Compact’s new partnership with Stylus Publishing to provide leading-edge publications for the field,…

Robin Saha of the University of Montana Selected as 2016 Ehrlich Award Recipient

Campus Compact is pleased to announce that Robin Saha, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Montana, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. The award is bestowed annually to recognize one faculty member and up to four finalists for exemplary leadership in advancing student civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal partnerships, building institutional commitments to engagement, and enhancing higher education’s contributions to the public good. The award is named in honor of Thomas Ehrlich, former chair of the Campus Compact board of directors and president emeritus of Indiana University,…

2016 Newman Civic Fellows Announced

Campus Compact has announced the 218 students chosen to receive the 2016 Newman Civic Fellows Award. This award honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders and a tireless advocate for the civic engagement of higher education. “We are fortunate to have the opportunity to celebrate such an extraordinary group of students,” said Campus Compact president Andrew Seligsohn. “We are seeing a resurgence in student interest in acting to create lasting social change, and this year’s Newman Civic Fellows exemplify that commitment.” In the spirit of Dr. Newman’s leadership, Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors were encouraged to…

Campus Compact Action Statement to be Celebrated in Boston

Campus Compact will be celebrating the more than 350 signatories on our Action Statement during a Summit of Presidents and Chancellors on March 20, 2016 at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston. Over 350 Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors have already signed the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Action Statement, a document containing strong language about the public obligations of higher education that commits campuses to taking specific steps to deepen their engagement for the benefit of students, communities, and the broader public. The document concludes with a commitment by each signatory to create…

Dr. Anne P. DePrince of University of Denver Selected as Recipient of 2015 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

Campus Compact is pleased to announce that Anne P. DePrince, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Psychology and Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at the University of Denver, is the recipient of the 2015 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. “Community engagement is deeply integrated into my teaching and research, helping to define who I am as a leader at the University of Denver. I strive to cultivate partnerships across research and teaching that are mutually beneficial, and I have been struck by how community-engaged work becomes a truly transformational enterprise,” said Dr. DePrince. “As a…

Campus Compact Names Four New Members to National Board

Mary K. Grant, Ph.D., Chancellor of the University of North Carolina – Asheville, was recently named Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Campus Compact, the nonprofit coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents – representing some 6 million students – who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education.

Campus Compact Honors 201 Community-Engaged College Students as Newman Civic Fellows for 2015

College and University presidents from 36 states plus the District of Columbia nominate student leaders representing the next generation of civic leaders Boston, MA – From across the country, college and university presidents ⎯ all members of Campus Compact ⎯ have nominated promising student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in their community to be Newman Civic Fellows. The Newman Civic Fellows Award is generously sponsored by the KPMG Foundation. Through service, research, and advocacy, these Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating…

Campus Compact Honors 201 Community-Engaged College Students as Newman Civic Fellows for 2015

College and University presidents from 36 states plus the District of Columbia nominate student leaders representing the next generation of civic leaders Boston, MA – From across the country, college and university presidents ⎯ all members of Campus Compact ⎯ have nominated promising student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in their community to be Newman Civic Fellows. The Newman Civic Fellows Award is generously sponsored by the KPMG Foundation.  Through service, research, and advocacy, these Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating…

Campus Compact Partners with Council on Foundations for Special Conversation between Foundation & Higher Education Leaders

At a special pre-conference session at the 2014 Fall Conference for Community Foundations, Campus Compact and the Council on Foundations convened higher education and community foundation leaders for a conversation about the importance of place-based higher education and philanthropic institutions collaborating to create our next generation of civic leaders and philanthropists.    “Building Collaboration: A Conversation for Foundation and Higher Education Leaders” featured successful partnerships between community foundations and colleges that focus on innovative ways to increase access to higher education, build public and philanthropic leadership, and impact communities. Campus  Compact members Binghamton University (NY), Jackson College (MI), University of Akron, and Wagner College (NY) showcased their work…

2014 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award Winner

September 5, 2014

Campus Compact has chosen Leda Cooks, Professor of Communications at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to receive the 2014 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. The Ehrlich Award is given annually to recognize one senior faculty member for exemplary leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, supporting community engagement, and contributing to the public good. The award is generously sponsored by the KPMG Foundation. “Through the Ehrlich Award, we celebrate faculty who have made major contributions to higher education’s commitment to civic engagement and community-based learning,” says Campus Compact president Andrew J. Seligsohn. “We are proud to recognize the depth of…

Campus Compact Receives $150,000 Grant from KPMG Foundation

Three-year commitment will provide continued funding for recognition of engaged student and faculty leaders Boston, MA – Campus Compact, a coalition of 1,100 college and university presidents committed to educating students for active citizenship and building strong communities, has secured funding through 2018 from the KPMG Foundation. This $50,000 per year grant will be used to support the Compact’s work in recognizing civically engaged students and faculty leaders through the Newman Civic Fellows Award and the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award.   “These leaders exemplify the role higher education plays in building a better world, and Campus Compact is pleased…

Campus Compact Appoints Andrew Seligsohn as Fifth President

Boston, MA — The Campus Compact Board of Directors announced today that Dr. Andrew Seligsohn has been appointed the next president of the organization, effective June 2014.  He succeeds Maureen F. Curley who is retiring after serving in the role since 2006. Seligsohn currently serves as Associate Chancellor for Civic Engagement and Strategic Planning at Rutgers University–Camden. As president, Seligsohn will oversee the nation’s largest national organization dedicated to civic engagement in higher education.  Campus Compact has more than 1,100 national and international member institutions with 34 state affiliates.  Headquartered in Boston, Campus Compact has a long tradition of leadership…

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