Minnesota Campus Compact Awards

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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.

Award recipients are recognized at our annual statewide Summit. Access details about the April 5, 2017 summit here.

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.

Awardee Nomination Process

The deadline for 2017 Presidents’ Award submissions is February 24, 2017. The link to the instructions is here and the link to the submission form is here. Award recipients will be recognized at MNCC’s annual summit on April 5, 2017, at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

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.