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Presidential Lecture Series

Barbara Holland

Recognition Year: 

Community Transformation Expert

"Changing Community by Changing the University"

September 13, 2011
Student Union Apollo Room 

Barbara Holland, Ph.D., is internationally recognized for her expertise in community engagement, service-learning, university-community partnerships, and organizational change in higher education. She recently returned to the U.S. after four years as a university executive in Australia, where she helped build a national association for community engagement and advised state and federal leaders on community engagement policy and practice.

Prior leadership roles in the U.S. include director of the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse, director of Office of University Partnerships at HUD headquarters, and senior administrator at Portland State University and Northern Kentucky University.

She is editor or co-editor of three journals on community engagement and is a founding board member and incoming chair of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. Holland is a senior scholar at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis and an affiliated professor at University of Sydney and Portland State University. 

She earned her bachelor's and master's of journalism at University of Missouri and a Ph.D. in higher education policy from the University of Maryland. She resides near Portland, Oregon.

Presented in partnership with the 
Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education