Richard E. Cone Award: For Emerging Leaders in Community Engagement
The Richard E. Cone Award recognizes an exemplary early-career individual who is an emerging leader in the field of community engagement, whose work has had a positive impact on campus and in the community, and who is guided by the best practices of community-campus partnerships. It is the hope of California Campus Compact that this award will inspire all higher education institutions to consider ways to deepen their efforts to institutionalize and sustain authentic community-campus partnerships. As it often has been said, a community’s character is reflected in the people it selects to honor.
From 1999-2016, the award was bestowed annually upon an individual who made significant contributions to the development of partnerships between communities and institutions of higher education – partnerships through which student learning and the quality of life in communities are simultaneously improved. In 2017, we moved to honor Dick Cone’s work to support and mentor emerging leaders in the field.
Richard E. Cone
Dr. Richard E. Cone (simply and fondly called “Dick” by his colleagues) has been a voice in the national dialogue on experiential education, civic engagement and service-learning since the 1970s. He has provided a guiding spirit and voice in the development and evolution of California Campus Compact since its beginnings more than 20 years ago. In 1999, California Campus Compact presented Dick Cone with the first Richard E. Cone Award for Excellence & Leadership in Cultivating Community Partnerships in Higher Education.
2020 Richard E. Cone Award for Emerging Leaders Recipient
California Campus Compact selected Maria Silva, M.A., as the recipient of the second California Campus Compact 2020 Richard E. Cone Award for Emerging Leaders in Community Engagement. The Richard E. Cone Award recognizes an exemplary early-career individual who is an emerging leader in the field of community engagement, whose work has had a positive impact on campus and in the community, and who is guided by the best practices of community-campus partnerships.
“The Richard E. Cone Award is important because it emphasizes the partnership. There are lots of awards out there for outstanding faculty member, outstanding community partner, outstanding student – but this awards gives you a much broader perspective of the importance of partnership and the reciprocal benefit. It calls attention to the components and best practices of high-quality community-university partnerships.”
Kathy O’Byrne, Former Director
Center for Community Learning
University of California Los Angeles
Honored in 2004
“California Campus Compact is at the forefront of the national dialogue on experiential learning, civic engagement and service learning. By collaborating with California Campus Compact, the University of San Diego is better equipped to prepare students to be ethical leaders and compassionate citizens who build partnerships for positive change and reinvigorate higher education for the public good.”
Carol Wilkinson, Former Service-Learning Coordinator
Honored in 2007
Richard E. Cone Award for Emerging Leaders in Community Engagement: Honorees
Richard E. Cone Award for Excellence & Leadership: Honorees
2016 Recipient Director
Karen and Tom Mulvaney Center Assistant Provost, Community Engagement University of San Diego
Associate Director, Center for Community Engagement
CSU Channel Islands
Director, Cal Corps Public Service Center
University of California, Berkeley
Director, Institute for Civic and Community Engagement
San Francisco State University
Director, Center for Service Learning, Internships and Civic Engagement
CSU Dominguez Hills
Director, Service-Learning Institute
CSU Monterey Bay
Associate Director, Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education
Santa Clara University
Professor and Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of California, San Francisco