The Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents’ Awards provide an opportunity for member presidents and chancellors to give statewide recognition to effective leaders in the development of campus-community partnerships. Acknowledgment of outstanding collaborative work will not only inform and inspire tomorrow’s campus-community partnerships, but will also play a critical role in garnering support for higher education’s civic engagement initiatives.
Each president from a Minnesota Campus Compact member institution may recognize one honoree in each of the following three award categories:
Presidents’ Student Leadership Award
This award is for an individual student or a student organization that models a deep commitment to civic responsibility and leadership, evidenced by initiative, innovative and collaborative approaches to addressing public issues, effective community building, and integration of civic engagement into the college experience.
Presidents’ Civic Engagement Steward Award
This award is for a member of the faculty, administration, or staff or for a group (e.g., advisory committee, task force, project team) that has significantly advanced their campus’ distinctive civic mission by forming strong partnerships, supporting others’ civic engagement, and working to institutionalize a culture and practice of engagement.
Presidents’ Community Partner Award
This award is for a community-based organization that has enhanced the quality of life in the community in meaningful and measurable ways and has engaged in the development of sustained, reciprocal partnerships with the college or university, thus enriching educational as well as community outcomes.
The 2015 Presidents’ Awards submission instructions are available here. Please note the deadline for award submissions is March 6, 2015.
- View the 2014 Presidents’ Award recipients.
- View the 2013 Presidents’ Award recipients.
- View the 2012 Presidents’ Award recipients.
- View the 2011 Presidents’ Awards recipients.
- View the 2010 Presidents’ Award recipients.
Prior to establishing the Presidents’ Awards, Minnesota Campus Compact administered two other significant awards programs, the Sister Pat Kowalski Leadership Award, and the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Award for Campus-Community Collaboration.
Annual National Awards from Campus Compact
Each year Campus Compact presents awards for exceptional work in the field of civic engagement in higher education. The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated their investment in finding solutions to the challenges that face our communities throughout the country.
The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognizes one faculty member each year 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 winner of the 2012 Ehrlich Award was Dr. Andrew Furco, from the University of Minnesota. Past recipients and finalists for this prestigious national award from Minnesota include:
- Dr. Stephen Philion, St. Cloud State University (2012 finalist)
- Dr. Joan Francioni, Winona State University (2010 finalist)
- Dr. Jean Strait, Hamline University (2008 finalist)
- Dr. John Wallace, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2000 recipient)
- Dr. James Farr, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (1999 finalist)
- Dr. Garry Hesser, Augsburg College (1998 recipient)
For more information on these awards please visit the Campus Compact website.