Delta College Receives National Award for Community Engagement

Delta College has been awarded Campus Compact’s Eduardo J. Padrón Award for Institutional Transformation.

The award recognizes community colleges that have successfully implemented institution-wide efforts by aligning teaching, research, practice and values in service of the common good. The Eduardo J. Padrón Award for Institutional Transformation is presented as part of Campus Compact’s Impact Awards, which recognize the outstanding work of individuals and institutions in pursuit of the goal of full participation in communities and democracy. Nationally, only one community college is selected for this recognition each year.

Delta College is recognized for its long and deep commitment to civic and community engagement. Under the leadership of President Michael Gavin, Delta has emerged as a national leader in the field of higher education civic and community engagement through the founding and stewardship of the group Education for All, a discussion group for presidents, chancellors, and association leaders committed to improving communities.