We are proud of our highly regarded community-engaged programs.

Through our community engagements, the College of Community and Public Service creates a dynamic learning environment for our students and empowers our community partners with quality research and data. Our accomplished faculty offers a wide range of expertise, including criminal justice, health administration, hospitality, human welfare, nonprofit management, public service, philanthropy, social justice, and tourism. Our Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy shapes usable knowledge for nonprofits, foundations, and others seeking to transform their communities for the public good.

We call ourselves an engaged College because we take the skills and talents of our faculty and staff and we work on projects in the community. We help to be a voice. We see ourselves as a college and a university, but we are part of the community and not separate from the community.  - Dean George Grant, Jr.
August 2016, WGVU Morning Show


Associate Dean Stansbie Goes to China

Dr. Stansbie attended the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE) Conference in Hangzhou, China.

Donijo Robbins DeJonge chair of Kent County GOP

In January, Dr. Donijo Robbins Dejonge assumed the chairmanship of the Kent County Republican Party.

Jessica MacVane, '16

Jessica talks about her two passions: mentoring and working with at-risk teens.

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GVNow News

Alumna spreads Laker Effect around the world by ice skating for Disney on Ice

January 16, 2018

Shanda DeWitt, '11, currently portrays Elsa from Disney's "Frozen."

Johnson Center experts identify 11 trends in philanthropy for 2018

January 08, 2018

Johnson Center experts identified 11 trends they expect to see in the nonprofit sector in 2018.

Grad students receive Dean's Citation Awards

December 20, 2017

The Graduate School recognized more than 40 graduate students during a celebration December 8.

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Study Abroad First Step Meeting

January 19, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Interested in studying abroad?  Attend a Study Abroad First Step Meeting! 

Study Abroad Funding 101 Workshop - Summer Programs

January 19, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Interested in studying abroad on a SPRING/SUMMER program? Want to learn more about how to fund your program?

Study Abroad First Step Meeting

January 26, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Interested in studying abroad?  Attend a Study Abroad First Step Meeting! 

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