Stewart appointed director of Louisiana Campus Compact
Contact: Rene Abadie
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HAMMOND – Stuart Stewart has been appointed executive director of Louisiana Campus Compact, a coalition of 31 Louisiana public and private colleges and universities focused on fulfilling the civic mission of higher education.
A former member of the faculty at Southeastern Louisiana University, Stewart has served as interim director of the organization since August. She was appointed to her current position following an extensive search.
"Dr. Stewart brings a broad background in service learning to her role with Louisiana Campus Compact,” said Nicholls State University President Stephen Hulbert, chair of the LCC Executive Committee. “That background is matched with an almost infectious enthusiasm for enhancing student and faculty involvement in service to the state. During the past year that she has served Louisiana Campus Compact in an interim capacity, Dr. Stewart has helped the organization to make great strides in building partnerships between the member colleges and universities and the broader community. I am delighted with her appointment."
“I am very pleased with the confidence that the search committee has shown toward the work I have done so far,” Stewart said. “Louisiana Campus Compact is a young organization that is thriving, and I look forward to leading our membership forward. There is impressive work currently being done in service learning and civic engagement all across our state, at both two-year and four-year institutions, with more faculty and students becoming involved every semester. It is my hope that our organization, as part of higher education in Louisiana, can play an integral part in producing engaged citizens who are responsive to the needs of our region and are committed to improving our quality of life.”
At Southeastern, Stewart was an assistant professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature where she taught Spanish and linguistics. She developed several service learning programs, involving her students in projects with Spanish-speaking residents in the Hammond and Baton Rouge areas and is author of a recent book chapter on service learning in applied linguistics. She also served on the university advisory committee on service learning and civic engagement.
A native of Bryan, Texas, Stewart holds a bachelor’s degree in modern languages and master’s degree in Spanish linguistics from Texas A&M University. She earned her doctorate in linguistics from Louisiana State University.LCC currently is domiciled at Southeastern Louisiana University. Member institutions include Baton Rouge Community College, Bossier Parish Community College, Centenary College of Louisiana, Delgado Community College, Dillard University, Grambling State University, Louisiana Delta Community College, Louisiana State University (LSU), LSU- Alexandria, LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LSU-Shreveport, Louisiana Tech University, Louisiana Technical College, Loyola University of New Orleans, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University, Nunez Community College, Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Our Lady of the Lake College, River Parishes Community College, South Louisiana Community College, Southeastern Louisiana University, Southern University, Southern University at New Orleans, Southern University at Shreveport, Tulane University, University of Louisiana-Layette, University of Louisiana-Monroe, University of New Orleans, and Xavier University.
For more information about Louisiana Campus Compact, please visit the website at www.selu.edu/lcc.