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National Association Names University of Memphis a Lead Institution in Civic Engagement

For release: August 19, 2013
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901-678-2843

The University of Memphis has been selected to participate in a national initiative on civic learning and democratic engagement. The U of M has been named one of 70 colleges and universities in the nation as a Lead Institution by NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators), Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the leading voice for the student affairs profession. It is one of only 31 public, four-year institutions on the list.

As a participating institution in NASPA’s initiative, the University of Memphis will continue to encourage students’ civic development through thoughtful community partnerships, engaging leadership opportunities and democratic participation.

“The University of Memphis is pleased to be selected to participate in NASPA’s network of institutions dedicated to developing students’ sense of civic identity,” said Dr. Rosie Phillips Bingham, vice president for Student Affairs. “Being recognized as a national leader in this field is a reflection of the quality of our current efforts and our ongoing commitment to inspiring students to challenge themselves through leadership and service roles.”

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