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澳门威尼斯 Names New Executive Director of Center for Civic Learning & Action

Gary Kirk

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Gary Kirk named founding executive director of Center for Civic Learning & Action

Gary Kirk, an educator and administrator with 20 years of higher education experience, has been named the founding executive director of 澳门威尼斯’s Center for Civic Learning & Action. He will begin on 二月. 1.

Kirk comes to Dickinson from Virginia Tech, where he was director of the Pathways programs in the School of Public & International Affairs and faculty director of VT Engage, Virginia Tech’s center for service learning, leadership education and civic engagement. He also was faculty lead for the school’s emerging Southeast Asia service immersion program and is the associate editor of the 体验式教育杂志.

In his eight years at Virginia Tech, Kirk led the development of a new undergraduate minor in community systems & engagement to help bridge the divide between curricular and co-curricular learning, and he established Mobilize NRV, a collaboration between institutions of higher education and the Community Foundation of New River Valley to explore regional approaches to community-engaged learning in southwest Virginia. He also led the creation of a community engagement assessment model and participated in fundraising efforts that led to more than $1.3 million of operating and endowment support from private donors.

此前,柯克在弗吉尼亚州的詹姆斯·麦迪逊大学公共政策和管理的助理教授,是为罗阿诺克高等教育中心,致力于通过提供教育机会刺激经济增长的组织大学网站协调员。我是大学的博士学位的创始成员之一程序社区和战略领导研究的非营利性的学校领导。

“我们非常高兴地欢迎加里迪金森和卡莱尔社区。他的职业生涯路径是建立在一个真实的承诺,公民参与嵌入到核心课程。他是一个真正的创新者和合作者,是完美的人来领导我们的新中心“之称 margee总统旗, who recently announced the establishment of the Center for Civic Learning & Action and a $ 900,000资助 从安德鲁糯支持它。梅隆基金会。

该中心将让教师,学生和社区合作伙伴协同工作,本地和国际,更好地理解和处理区域重点和挑战。它也将扩大以社区为基础的教学和研究机会,提供专业知识和支持学术部门,以满足公民参与学习目标,并表彰优秀社区确保教师,学生和工作人员参与工作。柯克将负责超过45个现有的社区参与的伙伴关系。

“我专门为概念,即高校大幅举行单独改变学生的生命的潜力,而集体解决社会面临的问题,”柯克说。 “智力敏捷,毕业生civically面向社会高等教育的最有价值的贡献。”

柯克是新佛罗里达学院的毕业生。我拥有硕士学位的公共和国际事务和博士学位在环境设计和规划,从弗吉尼亚理工大学。

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发布时间2019年1月22