Summit of Campus Compact Member Presidents and Chancellors


March 25-26, 2018

Higher education’s role in the work of democracy has never been more important or more contested than it is right now.

Campus Compact invites presidents and chancellors from across the country to convene for an event focused on institutional action for democracy and the public good. 


  • We will discuss the challenges and opportunities in fulfilling higher education’s responsibility to contribute to a more just, equitable, and sustainable democracy in divisive times.
  • We will learn from one another about the practice of bringing people together across differences to make common cause in pursuit of shared values and goals.
  • We will hear from funders and accrediting bodies about the importance of higher education’s role in democracy and in student civic learning.
  • We will challenge ourselves to understand how we can more effectively communicate the part higher education plays in creating the communities and the country we seek.
  • We will celebrate the achievement of our colleagues in developing Civic Action Plans as part of their commitment to the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Action Statement.

Summit Details

Sunday, March 25, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Eiteljorg Museum
of American Indians & Western Art
500 W Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN

Monday, March 26, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

J.W. Marriott
10 S West St.
Indianapolis, IN
Accommodations available

Program Agenda

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Dawn Porter, Award-winning filmmaker
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Featuring Civic Engagement in Accreditation
Jamienne Studley, President & CEO, WASC Senior College & University Commission
Anthea Sweeney, Vice President for Accreditation Relations & Eligibility, Higher Education Learning Commission
11:50 AM – 12:45 PM
Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Building Resources for Higher Education’s Public Purposes
Bob Atkins, Director, New Jersey Health Initiatives of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Jon Gruber, Program Officer, Campus & Community, Einhorn Family Charitable Trust
Lynn Pasquerella, President, Association of American Colleges & Universities
Bill Stanczykiewicz, Director, The Fund Raising School, IUPUI

Registration Cost: 
$200, Includes the Sunday reception and the full President’s Summit program on Monday.

Accommodations:  J.W. Marriott, 10 S West St., Indianapolis
A Campus Compact room block is available if you book before March 5.  Learn more or book accommodations.

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Co-hosted by IUPUI