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Committee: American Democracy Project and Civic Engagement

Membership

Representatives across campus including faculty, staff, NSGA, Athletics, and Herb Rozell Scholars (Big Event), and other student members.  There is no term limit or limit to the number of members.  All members have voting privileges.  The chair is chosen by all members of the committee at the first meeting of the academic year.

Function

NSU’s goal is to graduate informed, engaged citizens.  This committee works to integrate civic engagement into all aspects of NSU life through the following:

  1. Organize events and activities to support Constitution Day, September 17
  2. Support NSU’s American Democracy Project by engaging faculty, staff, and students in civic engagement and social responsibility activities
  3. Initiate campus conversations about current political, social and university topics
  4. Identify university-wide goals related to student participation in civic engagement
  5. Work in collaboration with academic units to provide professional development support for faculty, staff, and students who engage with community
  6. Provide advice and input into institutional planning for community engagement
  7. Serve as a central communication hub for civic engagement activity occurring throughout campus, including voter registration efforts.

Meetings

The committee meets three to four (3-4) times per year or as called by the Chair.  Minutes are sent to the Office of Academic Affairs.

2021-2022 Committee Members

Dr. Cheryl Van Den Handel, Chair
Faculty Member

Kwame Amponsem
NSGA Representative

Brennan Barrick
Herb Rozell Scholar

Dr. Sherry Been
Faculty Member

Dr. Ron Cambiano
Faculty Member

Ms. Kathryn Cochran
Staff Member

Dr. Denise Deason-Toyne
Faculty Member

Dr. Samantha Benn-Duke
Faculty Member

Michael Hall
NSGA Representative

Dr. Raymond Hasselman
Faculty Member

Mr. Erik Harris 
Staff Member

Dr. James Hicks
Faculty Member

Dr. Sarah Krein 
Faculty Member

Dr. Fritz Laux
Faculty Member

Dr. Douglas Martin
Faculty Member

Dr. Alexandra Meyers-Ellett
Faculty Member

Ms. Jennifer Minsberg
Staff Member

Brooklyn Neff
NSGA Representative

Mr. Scott Pettus
Athletic Representative

Mr. Aaron Pope
Faculty Member

Ms. Aletha Rodgers
Staff Member

Dr. Stephan Sargent
Faculty Member

Chelbie Turtle
NSGA Representative

Thagham Varghese
NSGA Representative

Dr. Andrew Vassar
Faculty Member

Dr. Christopher Weaver
Faculty Member