Pruitt, Samory T.
Samory T. Pruitt
Immediate Past President
Vice President for Community Affairs, University of Alabama
Samory Pruitt, Vice President for Community Affairs at the University of Alabama since 2004, is a local, national and international leader in ongoing engagement initiatives. He has been board president of the Engaged Scholarship Consortium since 2016 and board member since 2008. He presides over annual ESC meetings and all meetings of the ESC Board of Directors. He oversees and reviews regional meetings and serves as liaison with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. His many memberships include board member of APLU, chair of the annual UA Martin Luther King, Jr. Realizing the Dream Initiative and board member and past president of the UA United Way Campaign. He is a founding member of the Academy of Engagement Scholarship. Pruitt founded and is publisher of the print and online Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, a leading engaged scholarship journal that is financially supported by ESC. Pruitt is a frequent regional and national speaker on engaged scholarship issues.