California State University, Fresno President John D. Welty has been selected to join the Executive Board of California Campus Compact, a coalition of leading colleges and universities in the state whose focus is civic and community engagement.

Welty will serve a three-year term on the eight-member board.

California Campus Compact works to build the collective commitment and capacity of colleges, universities and communities throughout California to advance civic and community engagement for a healthy, just and democratic society.

Each year, the compact’s innovative programs and initiatives, grant funding, training and technical assistance, professional development and research studies and publications, support more than 500,000 students, faculty members, administrators and community members. All of them are involved in diverse and ground-breaking activities that support and expand civic and community engagement throughout California.

“I am honored to join other presidents on the board as we seek to promote higher education’s public-service role throughout the state,” said Welty. “As Fresno State celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2011, we look forward to building upon our rich history of engaging students, faculty and staff in service to the community.”

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