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Promoting Engaged Teaching and Learning Focus of Upcoming Lecture

Elon University President Leo M. Lambert part of lecture series funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

1/13/2010 3:23:45 PM


LYNCHBURG — Randolph College will feature a free presentation by Leo M. Lambert, the president of Elon University, Feb. 10 at 4:30 p.m. in Martin 315. The discussion on experiential learning is part of a lecture series funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation designed to enhance and encourage experiential learning opportunities at Randolph College. The event is open to the public.

Lambert is known nationally for his tenure at Elon University in North Carolina and his efforts to establish Elon as a model for engaged teaching and learning.

Lambert has assumed a number of leadership roles regionally and nationally, serving on the national and North Carolina boards of Campus Compact and as a founding board member and president’s council chair of Project Pericles, a national organization that encourages students to become civically engaged in their communities. Elon has twice been named one of the nation’s top universities for community service in the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Lambert has also provided leadership on athletics issues, serving as a member of the NCAA Presidential Task Force on the Future of Division I Athletics and chairing the NCAA Committee on Athletics Certification.

In 2008, Lambert was appointed to the Commission on Effective Leadership by the American Council on Education. In 2009, he was named a director of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), which comprises more than 1,150 public and private schools.

Lambert has written extensively about post-secondary education and is co-editor of a book about university teaching that was published by the Syracuse University Press in 2005. His alma mater, the State University of New York at Geneseo, awarded him an honorary doctorate of humane letters in 2002 in recognition of exceptional achievements in higher education. In 1998, he was named by Change magazine as one of the nation’s outstanding young leaders in higher education and in 2005 he was awarded the Thomas Z. Osborne Distinguished Citizen Award, which is the highest honor bestowed by the Greensboro, North Carolina, Chamber of Commerce. He has also been named one of the Triad’s “most influential leaders” for five consecutive years by the Triad Business Journal .

Lambert has a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Geneseo, a master’s in education from the University of Vermont in Burlington, and a doctorate in education from Syracuse University. Prior to coming to Elon, he was provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin—La Crosse.

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