Engaged Partner of the Year Award

The Engaged Partner award is a triennial award. The next round of applications/nominations is in spring of 2023.

This award honors Community-Engaged Alliance partners for exemplary commitment to advancing the civic purposes of higher education.

These partners demonstrate their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. Service engagement is part of their culture and their faculty, staff, and students are connected to their community in meaningful, lasting ways. These partners support the work of faculty and staff who are helping students become well-informed, engaged and productive members of society, who are fully enabled to provide leadership and service that advances the public good in their communities.


  • 2019 Ball State University, President Geoffrey Mearns
  • 2018 IUPUI, Chancellor Nasser Paydar
  • 2017 University of Notre Dame, President Father John Jenkins
  • 2016 Indiana State University, President Daniel Bradley