Lynne M. Meyer, Director of Spiritual Life and Service Learning, has been appointed to the Illinois Campus Compact Advisory Council. Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents — representing some six million students — who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education.
As the only national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, Campus Compact promotes public and community service that develops students’ citizenship skills, helps campuses forge effective community partnerships, and provides resources and training for faculty seeking to integrate civic and community-based learning into the curriculum. Campus Compact’s membership includes public, private, two- and four-year institutions across the spectrum of higher education. IIT is one of 40 member campuses in the state of Illinois.
In her appointment to the Illinois Campus Compact Advisory Council, Meyer joins colleagues from distinguished institutions including DePaul, Northwestern, and Loyola.
Meyer has served the IIT community since 2007. She served first as the Director of Spiritual Life prior to being named Director of Spiritual Life and Service Learning in 2010.
Since 2010, she has led IIT’s participation in the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, an initiative from the White House that invites institutions of higher education to commit to a year of interfaith and community service programming on campus. In September, Lynne represented IIT at the Third Annual President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge National Convening in Washington, DC, and was an invited panelist during a session dedicated to service initiatives focused on veterans and military families. Earlier this year, together with Katie Baxter from the Interfaith Youth Core and Vaneitta Goines of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Lynne presented at the first annual NASPA Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Conference on the topic of “Interfaith Cooperation as a Tool for Civic Engagement.”
She received her undergraduate degree from Columbia College Chicago, where she studied liberal arts and film. She holds a Master of Science in Jewish Studies degree from Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, and a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard University’s Divinity School, where she specialized in world religions and religious pluralism.