Over the past months, campuses across the country saw passionate and sometimes divisive interactions between students, administrators, and community members as we all grapple with ongoing wars and rising tensions. As these protests and encampments played out, campus administrations used different tactics to approach the issues. Join us for a Coalition Conversation to reflect on what is happening in higher education and how we can prepare for the fall.

This will not be a space to debate the issues but will serve as an open forum to hear from your colleagues about how their campuses deal with the aftermath and prepare for the future. 

Who should attend?

This event is free and open to Campus Compact members only.

Co-Moderated By:

Maurice L. Smith

Associate Director | Adjunct Faculty, Tulane University - Center for Public Service

Maurice Smith is the Associate Director in the Center for Public and Adjunct Faculty at Tulane University. A dedicated higher education professional with over 20 years of demonstrated leadership and success in establishing programs focused on: community engagement, civic engagement, faculty training and support for engaged teaching and scholarship, student leadership engagement in service/philanthropic initiatives, developing diverse and inclusive communities, career/academic advising, workforce development, Student leadership development, non-profit management, and partnership development. 

Primary research interests are focused on educational engagement, civic participation and transferable skill sets built through active participation on & off collegiate campuses with various communities. 

Natalie Furlett

Senior Director of Member and Student Engagement, Campus Compact

Before joining the national Campus Compact office, Natalie was the Executive Director of Campus Compact for Illinois where she spearheaded campus Census 2020 efforts, created the Campus Meets Community program to support healthy campus partnerships, and networked campuses throughout Illinois. Prior to Campus Compact, Natalie spent time building student-community ties at Northwestern in the office of Student Community Service before taking on the role of Associate Director of the Norris Center for Student Involvement. She holds an MBA in Nonprofit Management from the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, CA, and a BA from the School of Public Administration at American University in Washington DC.  Natalie currently serves as the chair of the Governor-appointed Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service.

Questions? Get in touch with us at campus@compact.org.