Administrators at Olivet College announced today the private, liberal arts college has been selected as one of 10 institutions in the countryand the only Michigan college or universityto participate in the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE)s Civic Learning Cluster. The endeavor is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation as part of its Kellogg Forum for Higher Education Transformation (KFHET).
In a letter informing the college of its selection, NERCHE officials indicated Olivet College has developed significant approaches to institutional transformation focused on civic learning. The Kellogg Foundations grant recognizes your leadership role within higher education and seeks to employ your experience to better understand the process by which institutions become more fully engaged with the communities and society they serve.
The Kellogg Foundation approved an allocation of $70,000 to support efforts at Olivet College this year designed to enhance initiatives designed to strengthen the colleges civic learning experiences.
We are certainly pleased to continue our relationship with NERCHE, as well as with the Kellogg Foundation through this program, says Olivet College Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Don Tuski. With this grant for the 20002001 academic year, we mark our fifth consecutive year of participation in KFHET initiatives. The recognition and financial support Olivet College has realized through this endeavor speaks highly to our nationally recognized leadership role in institutional transformation.