Westminster Appoints Gary Daynes to Lead the New Center for Civic Engagement
October 23, 2006
Westminster College is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Daynes as Director of the Center for Civic Engagement. Daynes will also join the college as an associate professor of history.
Westminster College Provost Cid Seidelman said, "Gary was chosen based on his combination of experience working with faculty, his record of achievement in several administrative and leadership assignments, positive interactions with community organizations and his significant contributions to the scholarship of service-learning and civic engagement."
Most recently, Daynes served as coordinator of the Faculty Service-Learning Community of Practice and Associate Director of the Freshman Academy at Brigham Young University. Prior to BYU, Daynes served as Director of Service-Learning for the Washington Campus Compact and Executive Director of the Utah Campus Compact.
The Center for Civic Engagement is Westminster College's home for service, service-learning and civic activities. It sponsors volunteer events and campus-community conversations, and supports students, staff and faculty who are interested in working with the community.
Daynes received a bachelor of arts in history from Brigham Young University in 1990 and a master's and Ph.D. in American history from the University of Delaware in 1996. He has been the author and co-author on numerous journal articles, books and book chapters, and has presented at conferences and workshops on topics such as student learning, service-learning, civic engagement and American history.
For more information on the Center for Civic Engagement, please visit room 221 in the Westminster College Gore School of Business, call (801) 832-2812, or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.