VIRTUAL SUMMIT OF PRESIDENTS & CHANCELLORS

May 5 & 6, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern

In the face of longstanding and emerging challenges, colleges and universities must take a leadership role in ensuring our communities and our democracy are healthy, strong, and equitable.

The Campus Compact Virtual Summit of Presidents and Chancellors is an opportunity to discuss practical steps higher education leaders can take now to rise to the challenges of this moment. Come together with colleagues from all sectors of higher education for learning and discussion on topics that will build strong and healthy communities today and help safeguard them for the future.

How to Participate

Join on Zoom for two days of sessions and focused discussion. Presidents & Chancellors are encouraged to register via the link above. They are also welcome to add any relevant staff to their registration to make sure the right people are part of the conversation. Zoom links will be sent out to all registrants a few days prior to the Summit.

Featured Speaker

RAJ VINNAKOTA
President, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Raj Vinnakota is the seventh president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship 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.

Vinnakota is currently leading a project with a group of institutional funders aimed at deepening understanding of the existing landscape of civic education in the United States in order to catalyze effective philanthropic engagement to strengthen our collective capacity for practicing democracy. At the Summit, Vinnakota will share results of that investigation with a focus on the opportunities for senior higher education leaders to drive positive change.

Agenda

Tuesday, May 5

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Eastern

Welcome
Andrew Seligsohn, President, Campus Compact

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern

Featured speaker: Raj Vinnakota, President, Woodrow Wilson Foundation
Vinnakota recently authored From Civic Education to a Civic Learning Ecosystem, a white paper for an ideologically diverse consortium of foundations. He will speak on the conclusions of the research and the opportunities for colleges and universities as these funders move toward practical steps to act on the report’s recommendations.

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern

Inspired to Serve: Higher Education’s Role in Increasing Participation in All Forms of Service to the United States   
Janine Davidson, President, Metropolitan State University of Denver and Commissioner, National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service
The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service is the first entity in American history charged with conducting a comprehensive and holistic review of all forms of service to the nation. The Commission released its final report to the Congress and the President on March 25, 2020. During this session, Dr. Janine Davidson, Commissioner and President of the Metro State University of Denver, will present the Commission’s findings and legislative recommendations, with a special focus on how colleges and universities can expand pathways to service to meet critical challenges and strengthen American democracy. 

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern

Optional Small Group Networking
We know that you value the opportunity to connect with other institutional leaders. Campus Compact member presidents represent a diverse group of public, private, 2-year, and 4-year institutions nationwide. In this optional session following each day's programming, participants will break into small groups for unstructured conversation and networking.

Wednesday, May 6

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern

From Today to Election Day: Presidents contributing to full voter participation, in partnership with ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
Jonathan Alger, President of James Madison UniversityJennifer Domagal-Goldman, Executive Director, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge at Civic Nation; Eric Kaler, President Emeritus of University of Minnesota; Stephanie King, Director, Strategic Initiatives, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge at Civic NationShirley Tilghman, President Emerita of Princeton University 
This interactive session will focus on the opportunities for college and university presidents to contribute to achieving the goals of full student voter registration and voter participation in the 2020 election cycle. We will hear from presidents whose campuses have achieved significant voter participation increases and discuss the commitment each campus can make to move from where they are now to a full-participation campus. For a preview of the Higher Education Presidential Commitment, visit http://bit.ly/ALLIN_Presidents.

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern

Student Voices: Newman Civic Fellows Rising to the Challenge
Zaynab Abdi, St. Catherine University; Cameron Conner, Whitman College 
Hear from Newman Civic Fellows about how their work as public problem-solvers has been affected by the coronavirus, and what they’re doing to continue to make change in their communities despite the current challenges.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern

Optional Small Group Networking
We know that you value the opportunity to connect with other institutional leaders. Campus Compact member presidents represent a diverse group of public, private, 2-year, and 4-year institutions nationwide. In this optional session following each day's programming, participants will break into small groups for unstructured conversation and networking.

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