Date: April 15, 2008
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PNC Chancellor Named to Campus Compact Board
Westville – Purdue University North Central Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin has been elected to the national Campus Compact Board of Directors. His term will begin in July.
Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents – representing some 6 million students – who are committed to the practice of civic engagement in their communities. This is the only national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement. Campus Compact promotes public and community service that develops students' citizenship skills, helps campuses forge effective community partnerships and provides resources and training for faculty members who want to integrate civic and community-based learning into the classroom.
It was founded in 1985 by the presidents of Brown, Georgetown and Stanford universities and the president of the Education Commission of the States. Today, Campus Compact has offices in 33 states, including Indiana. There are member campuses in 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and several international members.
Indiana Campus Compact was formed in 1993 with six charter members – Butler University, DePauw University, Earlham College, Indiana University, University of Notre Dame and Valparaiso University. Membership has grown to 45 campuses, including local members PNC, Purdue Calumet, Indiana University Northwest, Ivy Tech Community College Northwest and Valparaiso University.
Dworkin has been a member of the Indiana Campus Compact Presidents and Chancellors Board since 2000 and is currently chair-elect of Indiana Campus Compact and will transition to chairman on July 1.
In addition, he is a member of the Indiana Campus Compact Fund Development Committee of the Board. He is an active participant in Indiana Campus Compact events and programs. Because of his leadership Indiana Campus Compact recently awarded a three-year grant to Purdue North Central to develop a service learning and civic engagement infrastructure at PNC.
"Campus Compact has led the way in establishing service learning as a way of life on university campuses,” said Dworkin. “Through service learning students experience the positive aspects of helping others, and hone their organizational, leadership and communication skills. Our students welcome the opportunity to be involved in their communities and we are very proud of their efforts.”