Center for Community and Civic Engagement adopts new name

The BGSU Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) has been renamed the Center for Public Impact.

As a public university, Bowling Green State University is committed to creating public good through student involvement and impact as well as by robust faculty research and teaching. For the last few years, CCCE has been focused largely on student impact and student involvement through community-based learning and civic engagement opportunities, including BGSU Votes, BG Alternative Breaks, America Reads and BGSU Ending Hunger.

While these programs and initiatives remain critical to campus culture and public impact, the University recognizes that it has an opportunity to deepen the engagement of faculty, staff and students in creating change that benefits the broader community through professional development for public-impact research, teaching and partnerships.

As BGSU looks to expand and engage not only the University community but the larger Bowling Green and northwest Ohio community, CCCE has been renamed the center the Center for Public Impact, located in 100 University Hall.

The existing range of programs will be maintained and the center will continue to champion community-based learning pedagogy and partnerships, the Vital Communities Initiative and high-impact practices in teaching and learning. However, the center also will collaborate more closely with the Center for Regional Development and academic units to build new programing to support public-impact research and teaching.

The director of the Center for Public Impact, Dr. V. Rosser, looks forward to working even more closely with colleagues across campus and our community partners to continue to make a difference as a public university for the public good.