Advisory Board Chair Update

May 7, 2018

Greetings, Wisconsin Campus Compact Network!
I trust this finds you well and enjoying the last few weeks of the spring term.
This is perhaps my favorite time of the academic year because so many events — honors banquets, poster sessions, student research events, etc. — feature the culminating work of our students. I am particularly drawn to those events that feature the many ways our students are actively engaging with their communities through service-learning, community-based research, advocacy, education. These activities, and so much more, is what WiCC exists to champion in Wisconsin!
It’s been just about two weeks since Gavin Luter left the WiCC Executive Director position to assume a new leadership role at UW-Madison. We are so grateful for his efforts over the last few years and wish him well in his new endeavors. His tireless leadership has left WiCC well-positioned to meet the needs of its members and will allow the next Executive Director build upon a solid foundation.
And speaking of that, the search for the next executive director has begun. It is posted on the national Campus Compact site ( and will be shared through various national outlets. Please feel free to share with through your connections. A search committee is being formed, and we hope to have the next leader on board by late summer.
In the meantime, WiCC is in good hands! I am so grateful that Carie Hertzberg has agreed so serve in a consultative role during this transition period. Carie currently serves as the Director of the Burke Scholarship Program at Marquette University. Previously, she was the Executive Director for the Rhode Island Campus Compact, experience from which we are definitely benefiting! Should you have any questions or inquires, Carie can be reached at chertzberg {at} compact(.)org.
In addition, I am delighted to announce that the WiCC Advisory Board membership has increased, and we are currently at twelve members, including three presidents/chancellors. These individuals will play an important role in the search process and in setting a course for the future of WiCC. My thanks to them!
Stay tuned for updates on the search process and for news on upcoming opportunities to support civic engagement efforts on your campus.
Warm regards,
Dean A. Pribbenow, Ph.D.
Chair, WiCC Advisory Board
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Edgewood College