Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) November 06, 2013
More than a hundred people will gather at Sofia University in Palo Alto, California on November 14, 2013 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of California Campus Compact (CACC). The keynote address will be delivered by Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu, who has been a longtime supporter of CACC and their commitment to service.
"I am honored to be speaking at California Campus Compact's 25th Anniversary celebration. It was the opportunity of a lifetime for me to have contributed in small part to the national service movement 20 years ago. Since that time, California Campus Compact has made a significant impact in higher education, creating opportunities for thousands of students to serve in communities throughout the State," said Justice Goodwin Liu.
Over the past 25 years, CACC has distributed more than $5.5 million dollars in grants to support member campuses throughout the state of California. They invest in and champion more than 500,000 students, faculty members, administrators and community members involved in diverse and ground-breaking activities that support and expand civic and community engagement. Throughout the years, over 5 million participants in professional development activities have been engaged through the innovative resource opportunities, including workshops, institutes, publications, on-site consultations and a monthly e-newsletter.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be celebrating such an auspicious time in our history” notes California Campus Compact Executive Director, Elaine Ikeda, “Our founders and former university presidents, Dr. Donald Kennedy and Dr. Charles Young, will be returning to celebrate with us. In addition, our keynote speaker, Supreme Justice Goodwin Liu will be here to highlight higher education’s commitment to community engagement and to help us imagine how to enlist our intellect and leadership in working toward a more healthy, just and democratic society.”
The national office of Campus Compact was founded in 1985 by the president of the Education Commission of the States, as well as the university presidents of Brown, Georgetown and Stanford. Today there are more than 1,100 member campuses nationally. CACC is one of the first Campus Compact organizations to provide member campuses with local, state and regional support. CACC has a committed Executive Board of Trustees that consists of esteemed California college and university presidents, including Sofia University’s own President Dr. Neal King.
“I feel honored to be a part of this exciting event,” said Dr. Neal King, President of Sofia University. “As a member of the CACC Executive Board, Sofia University and I have made a commitment to do everything we can to support civic engagement and service-learning on our campus and in our work.”
To join this exciting event please visit: http://www.cacampuscompact.org.
About California Campus Compact
California Campus Compact is a coalition of leading colleges and universities that works to build the collective commitment and capacity of colleges, universities and communities throughout California to advance civic and community engagement for a healthy, just and democratic society. Through innovative programs and initiatives, grant funding, training and technical assistance, professional development and powerful research studies and publications, California Campus Compact each year invests in and champions more than 500,000 students, faculty members, administrators and community members involved in diverse and ground-breaking activities that support and expand civic and community engagement throughout California. For more information, please visit http://www.cacampuscompact.org.
About Sofia University
Founded in 1975, Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) is a private, non-sectarian university accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. For over 35 years, within the context of scholarship and research, the school has offered transformative education for the whole person, probing the mind, body, spirit connection. As Sofia University, the school is broadening its mission, reaching into multiple disciplines and adding undergraduate study. For more information, visit http://www.sofia.edu.