Saint Leo Named to Community Service Honor Roll

March 25, 2013

Saint Leo University was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2013, along with nearly 700 other civic-minded institutions nationally.

The honor roll was launched in 2006 by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency. The roll honors the nation’s leading higher education institutions and their students, faculty and staff for their commitment to bettering their communities through service. These are institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.

Saint Leo community members participate in community service days, travel for service trips abroad and in the United States, organize collection and fund drives, and find other ways to aid local nonprofits in the areas where the university teaches.

“Saint Leo University faculty, students, and staff have dedicated themselves this year to doing more for the local and global communities we touch¬—benefiting humanity—and the feeling of success comes from the awareness of this effort,” said Dr. Rhondda Waddell, director of the Center for Values, Service, and Leadership. “We are so proud to be one on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll members this year,” she continued.

University President Arthur F. Kirk, Jr., said, “Saint Leo’s inclusion on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll demonstrates the university’s deep commitment to infusing values into the educational experience. We offer a model for life and leadership that is based on a moral consciousness—and service is an important aspect of that.” Dr. Kirk continued, “We hope our students carry with them an understanding of the importance of contributing to one’s community, and the joy and personal meaning they can derive from this work.”