Service-Learning & Volunteering

Equality, Democracy, and Higher Education

November 1, 2017
12:00 PM
Hannaford Hall, 88 Bedford Street, Portland
Dr. Andrew J. Seligsohn, President of Campus Compact

Discovering the implications of our founding principles has been an essential feature of the American experience. In this talk, Campus Compact president Andrew Seligsohn, examines the significance of equality, its implications for democracy and the obligations it imposes on colleges and universities to take seriously their role in participating in community change.

Andrew J. Seligsohn is president of Campus Compact, a national coalition of 1100 colleges and universities dedicated to the public purposes of higher education. As president, Seligsohn has focused on strengthening Campus Compact’s support for deep partnerships between campuses and communities through comprehensive campus planning. He is also leading efforts to expand Campus Compact’s professional development and student civic leadership offerings. Before joining Campus Compact in June of 2014, Seligsohn served as Associate Chancellor for Civic Engagement and Strategic Planning at Rutgers University–Camden, where he worked across the campus to develop the university’s engagement infrastructure to maximize community impact and student learning. Seligsohn previously served as Director of Civic Engagement Learning in the Pace Center at Princeton University and as a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at Hartwick College. At Hartwick, Seligsohn also served as the elected chair of the faculty. Seligsohn has published articles and chapters on higher education engagement, student political engagement, constitutional law, political theory, and urban politics. Seligsohn is a member of the Policy Council of the Service Year Alliance and the National Advisory Board for the All In Campus Democracy Challenge. Seligsohn holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in modern intellectual history from Williams College.

Lunch Provided; This event is free and open to the public.

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