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Mangum Receives IAMNCC Award for Civic Engagement Leadership


Teresa Mangum, senior faculty affiliate in the Social and Education Policy Research Program, received the Presidents' Civic Engagement Leadership Award through the Iowa and Minnesota Campus Compact (IAMNCC) 2023 Presidents' and Engaged Campus Awards.

"Teresa Mangum, the Director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and Professor in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies, is a longtime champion for public engagement at Iowa. Teresa has spearheaded numerous community engagement efforts, including most recently a Mellon-funded Humanities for the Public Good initiative, which is working to develop an interdisciplinary, publicly engaged graduate program focused on preparing humanities students for careers in the public sector. Teresa has served on campus committees that have advanced engagement as a university priority, while also developing the Obermann Center into a leading partner for nonprofit organizations across Iowa City and beyond."

IAMNCC is a coalition that strengthens the capacity of colleges and universities to fulfill the public purposes of higher education through its network of 56 campuses. This includes educating students through community and civic learning experiences and making an impact in communities thorugh reciprocal partnerships that address community-identified goals.

Read more about the awards here.