Institutional Leadership

Institutional Leadership

Campus Compact is a national coalition of almost 1,200 college and university presidents – giving vision and direction to some six million students nationwide. As presidents of colleges and universities, both private and public, large and small, two-year and four-year, we challenge higher education to re-examine its public purposes and its commitments to the democratic ideal. We also challenge higher education to become engaged, through actions and teaching, with its communities. We have a fundamental task to renew our role as agents of our democracy…Download the full President’s Declaration.

Presidents National Leadership Summit

Contents:
2010 Presidents Summit on Access and Success at Georgetown University
2012 Presidents Summit on Engagement and the Economy
2013 Connecticut Presidents Leadership Summit
Further Resources

2010 Presidents Summit on Access and Success at Georgetown University

“In a first-of-its-kind Presidential Leadership Summit convened by Campus Compact, nearly 100 college Presidents and Campus Compact state directors gathered to focus on a single, compelling thesis: that college students who participate in civic engagement and service-learning, earn higher grade point averages and have a better chance of staying in college and earning degrees.” – Campus Compact

Dr. Martha J. Kanter, Under Secretary of Education, speaking at the Summit.

A theoretical review of the literature was published in the Campus Compact white paper, “A Promising Connection: Increasing College Access and Success through Civic Engagement”.

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia, speaking at the Summit.

Click here to download a press release summarizing what was said at the summit.

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2012 Presidents Summit, “Developing Vital, Vibrant & Healthy Communities Through Democratic Partnerships and Civic Engagement”

Campus Compact’s Presidents Leadership Summit 2012 convened college and university presidents and chancellors for a lively examination of the intersection between campus civic engagement and economic development efforts. A white paper, Engaged Learning Economies: Aligning Civic Engagement and Economic Development in Community-Campus Partnerships, provided the framework for the discussion. Participants examined case studies and promising practices throughout the day.

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2013 Connecticut Presidents Leadership Summit (September 2013)

Connecticut Campus Compact, along with a group of presidents, is planning its inaugural summit entitled, “Connecting for Good: How Colleges and Universities can Work Together to Improve Connecticut’s Civic and Economic Health”.

During the summit, we will explore:

  • The multiple points of long term impact possible when institutional engagement and education for civic health are brought to bear on the state’s civic and economic health
  • The possibilities for mutually beneficial collaborations across this small yet stratified state

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Further Resources

We have also put together a comprehensive list of resources for presidents, that contains not only Campus Compact resources, but also resources from other organizations.

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