Presidential Commitment

Indiana Campus Compact presidents and chancellors share a commitment to serving their communities while preparing students as future leaders and have come together to sign a values statement and to make a formal compact to prepare college students to advance the public good in their communities.

The commitment declaration reads:

As a partnership of presidents and chancellors from Indiana’s public and private colleges and universities, we agree to be an active collective that challenges all of higher education to continuously re-envision its role in and with the communities that we serve, for the public good.

We will work as agents of change to advance citizenship and service as critical components of the higher learning experience, so that our students graduate as well-informed, engaged and productive members of society, who are fully enabled to provide leadership and service that advances the public good in their communities.

It is through our compact that we agree to promote, support and advance the work of campus and community engagement in the dynamic environment of 21st-Century society.

 

2014-2015 Indiana Campus Compact Board Chair and IU Northwest Chancellor William J. Lowe says this about the formal declaration, “The Commitment Celebration and the public signing of a compact showcased how we, as college and university presidents and chancellors, are dedicated to reciprocal partnerships in and with our communities. As we head toward Indiana Campus Compact’s 25th anniversary and prepare to unveil a new five-year Strategic Plan, we cannot think of a better time to collectively sign on to this public commitment.”

Eight presidents and chancellors were the first to sign the document at the 2015 Service Engagement Summit. L-R: Indiana State University President Daniel Bradley, IUPUI Chancellor Charles Bantz, Indiana University Northwest Chancellor William Lowe, Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler, Anderson University President John Pistole, Indiana University East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe, Purdue North Central Chancellor James Dworkin, Indiana University Southeast Chancellor Ray Wallace. Photo by John R. Gentry Jr.
Eight presidents and chancellors were the first to sign the document at the 2015 Service Engagement Summit. L-R: Indiana State University President Daniel Bradley, IUPUI Chancellor Charles Bantz, Indiana University Northwest Chancellor William Lowe, Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler, Anderson University President John Pistole, Indiana University East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe, Purdue North Central Chancellor James Dworkin, Indiana University Southeast Chancellor Ray Wallace. Photo by John R. Gentry Jr.