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University of Baltimore Named a Lead Institution in Civic Engagement by National Association

October 6, 2014
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

The University of Baltimore has been selected to participate in a national initiative on civic learning and democratic engagement—one of about 100 colleges and universities selected nationwide to be a Lead Institution by NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the leading voice for the student affairs profession.

As a participating institution in NASPA's initiative, UB will continue to encourage students' civic development through thoughtful community partnerships, engaging leadership opportunities, and democratic participation.

"UB is pleased to join NASPA's network of institutions dedicated to developing students' sense of civic identity and civic engagement is a core value of higher education," said Shelia Higgs Burkhalter, associate vice president for Student Affairs. "By sharing resources, developing collaborative relationships, and joining a national conversation on these topics, UB will ensure students have rich and meaningful opportunities to take on greater and more purposeful roles in their local, national, and global communities."

Becoming a NASPA Lead Institution further signifies UB’s deep commitment to its community through community-focused partnerships, service-learning opportunities, and programs focused on civic leadership and democratic engagement.

Learn more about NASPA's Lead Initiative and view a complete listing of participating institutions at NASPA's website.

Find out how students can get involved in leadership and community engagement opportunities at UB.

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.


Last Published 6/9/16