Plenary Session 3: Leadership and Professional Development for Engaged Scholarship

Room: Big Ten A/B
Monday, October 3
8:00 – 9:15 a.m.


A distinguished panel will offer observations about how engaged universities address the related issues of professional development and institutional leadership in efforts aimed at creating contexts generative and supportive of community-engaged scholarship and university partnerships. Insights and recommendations will be offered from the perspectives of a university president, a university chief outreach and engagement leader, and the founder of an award-winning professional development program on community engagement.



  • Judith A. Ramaley
    • President
    • Winona State University
  • Julie E. Williams
    • Senior Vice Provost for Engagement and Academic Outreach
    • University of New Hampshire
  • Jeri L. Childers
    • Fellow, Virginia Tech Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement
    • Virginia Tech University


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This session is sponsored by the Engagement Academy for University Leaders at Virginia Tech University.