Compact fellows are expert practitioners and field leaders who help to advance the work of Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and universities that offers support to higher education senior leaders, faculty, staff and students as they build the knowledge, skills and capacity for effective community and civic engagement.
White, who joined UNC Charlotte in 2020 to lead the University’s community-oriented research and engagement efforts, will serve as Campus Compact’s Executive Leadership and Institutional Transformation Fellow, specifically to advance Campus Compact’s agenda to deepen civic and community engagement within higher education institutions across the United States. White’s fellowship aligns with the writing and publishing of a book tentatively titled “Engaging to Survive: A Community-Centric Roadmap to Higher Education’s Future” to be published in 2025. White will connect with members to support the book’s research and development efforts and engage senior leaders to develop a portfolio of leadership development programs. He will o lead, in collaboration with his colleagues at the Engagement Academy, a pre-conference institute during Compact24 in April 2024.
“With our commitment to ‘producing transformative solutions to societal issues’ as a stated institutional priority, UNC Charlotte is positioned well to share knowledge and experience around community engagement in support of Campus Compact’s purposeful mission,” said White. “I’m eager to collaborate with and learn from this year’s expert fellows as we help Compact advance the field.”