Staff & Leadership

While the staff listed below engage in the day-to-day work of the Compact, the Executive Board provides oversight to guide our work.  Follow the link to the right to learn more.

Leslie Garvin, Executive Director
M.S.W with a concentration in Social and Economic Development and a specialization in Management
B.A. in Political Science
Washington University in St. Louis, MO

On January 1, 2015, Garvin assumed the role as the Compact’s third executive director. She serves as the liaison to the Executive Board, develops and leads member institution recruitment and retention strategies, builds strategic partnerships to develop and expand higher education civic engagement, and oversees day-to-day operations. She serves on the Mission Achieving Committee of national Campus Compact. 

Garvin joined the Compact as Associate Director in 2005, where she managed many of the network's key programs. She served as Program Director on three AmeriCorps grants that engaged over one thousand college students in community service; and she managed a 3-year grant to support MLK Day of Service activities on 180 campuses across the Southeast. She acted as lead coordinator for the Compact’s three major civic engagement conferences and bi-annual network meetings, which together attract nearly 700 participants each year.  She is a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Greater High Point. 

Learn more here

Leslie can be reached at lgarvin@elon.edu or (336) 278-7198. Follow Leslie on Twitter at @garvin_leslie.

Chad Fogleman, Assistant Director
M.P.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A. in English, Davidson College

Chad oversees the Compact's communications efforts and coordinates network events and professional development, awards, and the Campus Election Engagement Project. He also assists in organizational and fund development.

Prior to joining NC Campus Compact in 2012, Chad worked at Brown University’s Education Alliance, conducting educational policy and practice research related to the academic success of diverse K-12 learners. He was a program officer at UNC Chapel Hill’s Carolina Center for Public Service, where he helped establish what is now the Buckley Public Service Scholars Program. He taught middle and high school English at an independent school in Raleigh, and he spent a year living and teaching in Japan as part of the Japan Exchange & Teaching Program.

Chad can be reached at cfogleman2@elon.edu or (336) 278-7197.

René Summers, Program Assistant
B.A., Elon University (in process)


René, who serves as connector to member campuses, facilitator of information, and conference planner, joined NC Campus Compact in March 2011. For sixteen years, René served in the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life at Elon University, providing administrative support for the University Chaplain, participating in the development of the Religious & Spiritual life program, and coordinating and implementing numerous campus-wide events and conferences. 

René can be reached at summerre@elon.edu or (336) 278-7154.

VISTA Program Coordinator - VACANT

For questions about the VISTA program (not the position), please contact Chad Fogleman.