Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

2014 Ehrlich Award Winner Announced:
Leda Cooks of UMass Amherst Takes Top Honors!

Campus Compact has chosen Leda Cooks, Professor of Communications at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, to receive the 2014 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. Dr. Cooks was chosen from a strong national pool of applicants for her exemplary leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, supporting community engagement, and contributing to the public good.

Massachusetts Campus Compact extends its warm congratulations to Dr. Cooks for receiving this well-earned national honor. We’d also like to take a moment to acknowledge the work of all of our member faculty, administrators, staff, and students whose dedication and knowledge help strengthen our communities.

Read more about the work Dr. Cooks has done to earn this prestigious national award here.

About the Award

Campus Compact’s Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognizes one senior faculty member (post-tenure or middle-to-late career at institutions without tenure) at a member college or university each year. Honorees are recognized for exemplary engaged scholarship, including leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and civic engagement, and other means of enhancing higher education’s contributions to the public good.

The award is named in honor of Thomas Ehrlich, former chair of the Campus Compact board of directors and president emeritus of Indiana University. The award is generously sponsored by the KPMG Foundation. You’ll find additional detail on nomination criteria, history and the application, at the national Campus Compact website.