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 not only informs and inspires others’ efforts but also encourages greater support for higher education’s civic engagement initiatives. Awards are presented at our annual statewide summit and awards luncheon, which usually takes place in the spring.
Each president or chancellor 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 Submission Process
Award recipients are recognized at MNCC’s annual summit. Award submissions typically open in January. Below are examples of past award submission instructions.