J.R. Jamison, Executive Director
J.R. has spent nearly two decades connecting higher education and nonprofits through meaningful community engagement partnerships to strengthen their impact and better orchestrate their narratives as one. His work on embedding community engagement into campus culture has been adopted by more than 40 colleges and universities across the globe, and he has written and won over $4 million of grants to support such engagement efforts.
He joined the Indiana Campus Compact team in July 2005 as the Program Director, was promoted to Associate Director in July 2006, and became the Executive Director in August 2014. As Executive Director, J.R. provides overall leadership for the organization, works with the presidents and chancellors of Indiana’s colleges and universities, and guides strategic partnerships along with the Board of Directors.
In addition to his work with Indiana Campus Compact, J.R. is the co-founder of The Facing Project, a national organization that connects people through stories to strengthen communities. He also serves as an editor for the International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, and he is the host of The Compact Nation Podcast.
J.R.’s writings have appeared in national journals and books, and he has been featured in The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Harlem World Magazine, and on NPR. He seeks to connect people to create understanding across difference, and he regularly speaks at conferences, universities, and speakers’ series around the nation and the world.
Follow J.R. on Twitter: @JR_Jamison