Buena Vista University Named a Leader in Civic Engagement by National Association

BVU has been named as a Lead Institution by Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and selected to participate in its national Lead Initiative on civic learning and democratic engagement.

Buena Vista University has been named as a Lead Institution by Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) and selected to participate in its national Lead Initiative on civic learning and democratic engagement. This is the second year BVU has received this honor.

NASPA’s Lead Initiative comprises a network of 92 NASPA member colleges and universities committed to encouraging and highlighting the work of student affairs in making civic learning and democratic engagement a part of every student’s college education.

As a participating institution in NASPA’s initiative, BVU will continue to encourage students’ civic development through thoughtful community partnerships, engaging leadership opportunities and democratic participation.

“Being a Lead Institution recognizes us for the work we have done to advance civic engagement efforts as a university, but it also provides us with resources to become stronger,” said Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson, assistant dean for student life and director of civic engagement at BVU. “We are joining a network of some of the strongest colleges and universities in the nation. Being selected is a huge honor and provides us with more opportunities for our students.”

BVU has a long-standing history of civic engagement throughout the Storm Lake community and internationally through its many campus organizations and outreach programs. For more information regarding BVU’s civic engagement initiatives, visit www.bvu.edu/civicengagement.

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