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Israel Named Texas Campus Compact Chair


December 20, 2004 – Collin County Community College District President Cary Israel recently was named the chair of the Texas Campus Compact. Also one of the founders of the Texas Campus Compact in 2000, Israel will lead the board of directors in 2005.

“I am honored to be selected as the chair of the Texas Campus Compact,” Dr. Israel said. “As we educate our students for active and productive citizenship, we also shape a new generation of future leaders for our local, state, national and global communities. I look forward to collaborating with my college and university colleagues from across the state to build and enhance civic engagement efforts on campuses.”

The Texas Campus Compact is a coalition of 39 college and university presidents, who promote civic purposes of higher education by promoting community service to develop students’ citizen skills and values, encourage partnership between campuses and community and assist faculty to combine public and community service into their teaching.

“I see Dr. Israel as a champion for the Texas Campus Compact and our cause,” Texas Campus Compact Executive Director Jill Binder said. “He has demonstrated his commitment to service learning and Civic Engagement at CCCCD and will now champion those same issues at the state and national level. We look forward to a year of great accomplishments with Dr. Israel at the helm.”

Nationwide, there are about 900 members of campus compacts in 30 states.

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.