Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Prof. Periman stepping down as chair of the UAA Community Engagement Council

Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., Legal Studies Program Coordinator, is stepping down as chair of the UAA Community Engagement Council. She has served in this capacity since the council's inception in 2014. The university-wide council has members serving from each of UAA's colleges and community campuses, and works in conjunction with the Center for Community Engagement & Learning (CCEL).

Dr. Judith Owens-Manley, CCEL Director, has praised Prof. Periman for the "very strong leadership she provided to the council as we sought to establish a vision and working agenda for community engagement."

The UAA Community Engagement Council was formed from the Carnegie Application Task Force when the application was successfully completed in 2014.  UAA was selected for the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and is one of 240 campuses to receive this designation in 2015.  There are a total of 361 colleges and institutions nationwide with this classification.

The UAA Center for Community Engagement and Learning will hold its annual forum on Friday, April 22, from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. in the UAA/APU Consortium Library, LIB 307.  The event includes awards presentations and a poster session reception.