West Virginia Campus Compact will be holding its first-ever statewide conference at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg on Tuesday, April 20.
WV Campus Compact, a strategic initiative of the WV Higher Education Policy Commission hosted by West Virginia University, is a statewide coalition of 26 member colleges and universities that promotes civic engagement programming in higher education.
The purpose of the conference is to allow networking on the topic of service and service learning between individuals at the member campuses.
Presidents, faculty, community service/service learning directors, and students are all welcome to attend.
In addition to a faculty awards ceremony with awards presented by HEPC Chancellor Dr. Brian Noland, there will be networking activities and informational workshops.
The cost of the conference is $25 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch.
“Member institutions have indicated what information they would like to gather on service learning, and our presentations are geared toward meeting that need,” says Franchesca Nestor, director of West Virginia Campus Compact. “Moreover, this is a chance to share ideas and make connections statewide about community service and the service learning pedagogy.”
Nestor adds that West Virginia Campus Compact is thankful for the generosity of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, which is hosting the conference.
“WVSOM has a beautiful campus, and President Richard Rafes has been a tremendous supporter of West Virginia Campus Compact,” Nestor said. “The record of service by students at WVSOM is outstanding, and we are excited to highlight that service at our first conference.”