Dear Friends of NC Campus Compact,
I write you today to express our sadness that as of May 31 Executive Director Lisa Keyne will be moving on to other exciting challenges. Dr. Keyne has accepted a position as Chief Strategy Officer for The Community Engagement Collaboratory, a web-based software application that tracks partnership and public-service activities between universities and communities. The Collaboratory will facilitate measurement of activities, identify patterns of engagement, and provide ongoing data collection to convene people and resources around important community priorities. The Collaboratory was created at UNCG and is being commercialized by Tree Top LLC. Dr. Keyne will also have an appointment as Senior Scholar to University of North Carolina Greensboro’s Institute for Community and Economic Engagement (ICEE). TreeTop and UNCG are joining forces to establish an international database and research program that will ensure data captured on The Collaboratory informs the future of community engagement scholarship and practice.
As you know, Lisa has served Campus Compact of North Carolina with dedication and distinction since 2006, and I know you join me in wishing her a most successful career ahead. She has taken our programs to new heights of excellence and leaves behind an able and skilled staff.
Effective June 1, 2014, Associate Director Leslie Garvin will serve as interim director as we search for a new executive director. One of my first tasks as the new chair of the Executive Board will be to help facilitate the creation of a search committee. I will ensure you are provided updates as we work through this important process for our Compact.
Thank you for your partnership in this important work.
Nido R. Qubein
Incoming Chair, NC Campus Compact Executive Board
President, High Point University