NC Campus Compact
Leo M. Lambert Engaged Leader Award
Launched in 2012, in honor of NC Campus Compact's 10th Anniversary, the Leo M. Lambert Engaged Leader Award recognizes a presidential leader who is building a campus that engages in reciprocal partnerships to impact a community’s greatest challenges. The award is presented annually during the PACE Conference. Learn more about Dr. Lambert here.
The 2015 award was presented to Dr. Nathan O. Hatch, President of Wake Forest University, on February 18, 2015. Click here to read Dr. Hatch's full bio.
Photo (l to r): President Lambert and President Hatch
A president or chancellor at an active North Carolina Campus Compact member institution may be nominated by a peer president within the Compact network. Current members of the North Carolina Campus Compact Executive Board are not eligible.
The Carnegie Foundation defines Community Engagement as the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. The Engaged Leadership Award recognizes a North Carolina Campus Compact president or chancellor that has fostered creation and/or deepening of community engagement. Specifically, the president or chancellor:
For more information about Indicators of the Engaged Campus, visit this link at the national Campus Compact website.
Nomination Submission Requirements
The Call for Nominations will be announced in November of each year.
Step One: A president or chancellor member of NC Campus Compact submits a letter (not to exceed three pages) that describes how the candidate fits the characteristics of the engaged leader.
Step Two: A staff person at the campus of each nominee is contacted to provide:
1. A résumé or curriculum vitae of the nominee (not to exceed three pages).
Step Three: The North Carolina Campus Compact Executive Board selects the awardee.
For questions regarding the award, please contact Leslie Garvin.