总统办公室

社会影响办公室 & 创新

Arcadia Establishes 社会影响办公室 and 创新

As community stakeholders conceptualized Arcadia’s vision and values, a common question emerged: How can we support and enhance the University’s social impact initiatives?

Housed within the 总统办公室, the 社会影响办公室 and 创新 (SI2) was launched to support change agents who seek positive transformation locally and around the world. The office will work with faculty leadership to develop a framework for service-learning pedagogy and build essential partnerships with Arcadia’s Development, 赞助的研究, and Community and Civic 订婚 offices to secure funding and explore new opportunities.

Dr. 艾莉森LaLond Wyant, who co-chaired the UKnighted Aspirational Committee and Social 创新 Task Force with 视觉 and 表演艺术 Chair 卡罗尔吕弗勒, assumed her role as founding director on Aug. 19. Dr. LaLond Wyant joined 全球研究学院 at Arcadia in 2012 as assistant dean for Experiential 教育, a position she held until 2017 when she was appointed associate dean for Teaching and Learning. Prior to that, she held multiple positions at the University of Pennsylvania.

“在678娱乐场网址的设想过程中, social impact emerged as a major theme and part of the fabric of our community,” 总统Ajay Nair. “Alison's background in social innovation and deep understanding of our community made her the ideal candidate.” 

在博士. LaLond Wyant’s leadership, the Office of SI2 will establish standards and guiding principles for social and civic engagement, 全球的服务培训项目, 以及阿卡迪亚的社区伙伴关系. Dr. LaLond Wyant will also form an internal Advisory Board and lead a Community Advisory Committee to gather perspectives from and share the University’s vision with external collaborators.

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