Sunday, March 29 at the University of Washington
Summit, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Impact Awards Celebration, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Colleges and universities are essential to achieving the promise of full participation for everyone in our democracy, our economy, and our culture.
Campus Compact’s Biennial Summit of Presidents and Chancellors is an opportunity for leaders from all sectors of higher education to come together to discuss the practical steps we can take now to move closer to realizing that promise.

Featured Speaker

President, Woodrow Wilson Foundation

Raj Vinnakota is the seventh president of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in July 2019, Vinnakota served as the Executive Vice President of the Youth & Engagement division at the Aspen Institute, a new venture focusing on youth leadership development, civic engagement, and opportunity.  Before work at the Aspen Institute, he was the co-founder and CEO of The SEED Foundation, the nation’s first network of public, college-preparatory boarding schools for underserved children. Vinnakota remains on the board of The SEED Foundation.

A graduate and former trustee of Princeton University, Vinnakota has dedicated his career to educating, empowering, and supporting America’s youth, particularly those from disadvantaged communities. His work as a social entrepreneur and non-profit leader has earned him fellowships from Echoing Green, The Ashoka Foundation and the Aspen Institute, as well as awards such as Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson Award, Harvard University’s Innovation in American Government Award, and Oprah Winfrey’s Use Your Life award.

Vinnakota is currently leading a project with a group of institutional funders, including the Hewlett Foundation, the Koch Institute, and Bloomberg Foundation to (a) map the general civic education space, (b) provide a high-level synthesis of the knowledge and research base on which the field depends, and (c) identify and describes the major constellations of organizations and work, to include some assessment of the diversity of actors in the space.  A mapping of funding streams and analysis of philanthropic effort through interviews with foundation officials seeks to help the field in assessing its overall capacity to grow and generate impact.


The purpose of this summit is to enable presidents and chancellors to return to their campuses with specific and actionable ideas for deepening the public and civic impact of their institutions. To that end, we will focus on concrete examples to help identify promising principles and practices:
  • For capitalizing on the heightened interest in participation in democracy among students as demonstrated by increased voting participation and other indicators
  • For building more inclusive and participatory communities
  • For linking full participation in public life to full participation in the economy


University of Washington
4001 E Stevens Way NE
Seattle, WA 98195
Campus Compact is grateful to the University of Washington for providing space for this event and the Campus Compact Impact Awards Celebration.
1:00 PM - 5: 00 PM
Summit of Presidents & Chancellors
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Campus Compact Impact Awards Celebration
Admission to the Impact Awards Celebration is included. Additional tickets, tables, and half tables will be available for purchase.
Hyatt Regency Seattle
808 Howell St.
Seattle, WA 98101
A room block is available for attendees of Compact20 events at a special rate of $199 per night, plus taxes and fees. Click below or call 1-800-233-1234 to make a reservation.