Civic Engagement Coalition

Civic Engagement Coalition:

The Civic Engagement Coalition works with the Civic Engagement Coordinator to promote democratic practice and values among students, faculty, and staff; to create and coordinate purposeful experiences within and beyond the classroom; and to develop knowledge, skills, motivation, and practice necessary for becoming responsible, engaged citizens in a pluralistic, democratic society.  The coalition is composed of students, faculty, and staff who are interested in furthering the mission of the committee and is chaired by the Civic Engagement Coordinator. While all interested members of the college community are encouraged to serve on the CEC, the following areas should be represented:

  • The four academic schools/colleges and Penfield Library
  • Student Association Office of Civic Engagement
  • The Center for Community Service and Service Learning
  • Residence Life and Housing
  • Offices directly engaged in linking the college with the wider Oswego community, such as EXCEL: Experiential Courses and Engaged Learning, Business and Community Relations, and Extended Learning.
  • The Associate Provost, Chair of Faculty Assembly, and Dean for Student Affairs serve ex officio.

The committee meets once monthly during the academic year to report on and make recommendations about curricular and co-curricular civic engagement activity.

Membership for 2021-2022:

Mallory Bower, First Year Experience program
Frank Byrne, History
Christine Clay, Graduate Studies
Emily Estrada, Sociology
Catherine Farrell, Community Services
Lisa Glidden, Political Science
Christine Hirsch, Communication Studies
Mohammad Islam, Physics
Marquel Jeffries, Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Kerisha Lewis, Alumni & Development
Grace Maxon, EOP
Anneke McEvoy, President's Office
Mary McGowan, Accounting, Finance & Law
Sean Milligan, EXCEL
Allison Rank, Political Science, Chair
Miranda Traudt, Artswego
Leigh Viscomi, Residence Life and Housing
Zachary Vickery, Penfield Library
Jason Zenor, Communication Studies

ex officio:

Jerri Howland, Dean of Students