Campuses

Launched in 2008, Ashoka U offers the Changemaker Campus Designation to leading institutions in social innovation and changemaking in higher education. Changemaker Campuses empower students and all university stakeholders to be changemakers, firmly embed changemaking into their culture and operations, and work to address both local and global challenges. They are re-envisioning the role of higher education and the university in society as major drivers of social impact.

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Changemaker Campus Leaders


Change Leaders

Change Leaders are faculty, staff, and/or administrators with the institutional mandate, vision and grit to advance social innovation and changemaking across their institution and beyond. They act as role models for how to build thriving ecosystems for social innovation and changemaking across different institutional types, serving a diversity of students around the globe, and driving systems change in higher education.

Jacqueline Smith

Arizona State University

Garret Westlake

Arizona State University

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Ph.D.

Boston College

Stephanie Berzin, Ph.D.

Boston College

Todd Manwaring

Brigham Young University

Jessamyn Lau

Brigham Young University

Alan Harlam

Brown University

Lizzie Pollock

Brown University

Jay Friedlander

College of the Atlantic

Eric Popkin

Colorado College

Anke Wessels

Cornell University

Stephanie Doscher

Florida International University

Nicole Kaufman Glasgow

Florida International University

Dr. Michael Pirson

Fordham University

Elizabeth “Betsy” Schmidt

George Mason University

Lisa M Gring-Pemble

George Mason University

Professor Simon Teasdale

Glasgow Caledonian University

Professor John Wilson

Glasgow Caledonian University

Julio Videras

Hamilton College

Chris Willemsen

Hamilton College

Marianne Janack

Hamilton College

Pascale Charlot

Miami Dade College

Jonathan T. Isham, Jr.

Middlebury College

Jerry Hildebrand

Middlebury College

Heather Neuwirth

Middlebury College

Dan Jackson

Northeastern University

Sara Minard

Northeastern University

Shaya Gregory Poku

Northeastern University

Rebecca Riccio

Northeastern University

Cindy Cooper

Portland State University

Dr. Mary Conway Dato-on

Rollins College

Wendy Cukier

Ryerson University

Jonathan Chang

Singapore Management University

Violeta Sandoval Chapa

TEC de Monterrey – Campus Guadalajara

Mark Wood

TEC de Monterrey – Campus Guadalajara

Edgar Muñiz Avila

TEC de Monterrey – Campus Guadalajara

Tim Curtis

The University of Northampton

Stephanie Barksdale

Tulane University

Kenneth Scwartz

Tulane University

Carlos Basurto

Universidad de Monterrey

Héctor Gómez

Universidad de Monterrey

Olivia Alejandra Paredes Aldama

Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla

Carlos Águila Cervera

Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla

Salvador Espina von Roehrich

Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla

Susan Clarke, Ph.D.

University of Colorado at Boulder

Francy S. Milner

University of Colorado at Boulder

Matthew Jelacic

University of Colorado at Boulder

Sara Herald

University of Maryland

Patricia Márquez

University of San Diego

Brian Burton

Western Washington University

Danica Kilander

Western Washington University

Craig Dunn

Western Washington University


Champion

A Champion is a key senior leader, at the level of Dean or Vice President, who views social innovation and changemaking as a priority for their institution and actively encourage social innovation and changemaking through their work. They advance the vision of social innovation and changemaking at their own institution and beyond by acting as an advocate, through engaging key internal allies, and mobilizing support across the institution.


Change Leader Emeritus

Even after a Change Leader has left their institution or their role, they remain key allies and partners of Ashoka U. The Ashoka U Change Leader Emeriti are:

Engagement Opportunities

Higher education institutions that receive the Changemaker Campus designation have unique opportunities to engage with the other institutions in the network and broader Ashoka networks.

Changemaker Campus Network

  • Join a Change Leader Working Group and collaborate with other Change Leaders.
  • Serve on the Network Advisory Committee to set an agenda for the Changemaker Campus Network.
  • Attend or host the annual Change Leader Retreat in June.
  • Attend the Change Leader Gathering at the Ashoka U Exchange.

Ashoka U Exchange

  • Invite your institutions premier senior leadership to the Exchange.
  • Host the Exchange.

Ashoka Network

  • Connect with Changemaker K-12 Schools near your institution.
  • Connect your institution to an Ashoka Fellow who is working in your region or in a field of interest.

Special Opportunities

  • Be invited to serve as a Visiting Change Leader during a Site Visit to a Changemaker Campus Candidate.
  • Be invited to serve as a Selection Panelist for a Changemaker Campus Selection Panel.