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Morris alum and staff present at 2010 Minnesota Campus Compact Summit

Posted by Judy Korn on Tuesday, Jun. 22, 2010


Troy Goodnough, University of Minnesota, Morris sustainability coordinator, and UMM graduate Erika Bailey-Johnson ’99, Bemidji State University sustainability coordinator, presented at the Minnesota Campus Compact’s 2010 Summit on June 17, 2010, at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center.

The event brings together higher education leaders from across Minnesota to explore opportunities for developing campus and community partnerships, engaged institutions and citizens, and a more just, democratic, and sustainable world. Goodnough moderated a conversation and discussion on environmental sustainability and campus-community collaboration with Bailey-Johnson and Tom Ruffaner, facilities supervisor and member of the Environmental Stewardship Committee at Augsburg College.

The 2010 Summit was also an opportunity to celebrate successful campus-community partnerships that produce positive results for students and communities. Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page served as featured speaker and presented the 2010 Carter Partnership Award to the University of St. Thomas School of Law’s Community Justice Project, a partnership with the St. Paul chapter of the NAACP.The award, of which the University of Minnesota, Morris Center for Small Towns and the community of Morris received in 2006, is named for President Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter as a tribute to their lifelong efforts to develop and support safe, healthy, and caring communities throughout the world.

Minnesota Campus Compact leverages the assets of higher education institutions in partnerships with communities to educate students and develop creative solutions to society’s most pressing issues. Minnesota Campus Compact is affiliated with Campus Compact, a national network of more than 1,100 campuses, 35 state Compacts and a national office. Minnesota Campus Compact is the only higher education coalition in Minnesota that includes a critical mass of public and private two-year and four-year urban, suburban, and rural campuses dedicated to the civic purposes of higher education.

Photo above: Erika Bailey-Johnson ’99, Bemidji State University sustainability coordinator

Photo below: Troy Goodnough, University of Minnesota, Morris sustainability coordinator