The Morgridge Center for Public Service released its 2021-22 annual report highlighting the center’s activities over the past year.
Confronted by the realities of engaging in a world that has been changed by a global public health crisis and major social and political upheaval, the report details how the Morgridge Center continues to live out its mission of building a thriving democratic society by connecting campus with community through service, Community-based Learning and Research.
Highlights from this year include: the return of in-person and virtual Badger Volunteers, preparing students for community-engaged work and results of UW–Madison’s student voter turnout in the 2020 Presidential Election.
With the departure of former Faculty Director Dr. Earlise Ward in fall 2021, the Morgridge Center welcomed new faculty director Dr. Travis Wright to the team:
- Travis Wright joined as the Morgridge Center’s next faculty director in January 2022. Wright is an associate professor of counseling psychology in the School of Education. He comes to us with extensive experience, passion, expertise and energy for our shared work. Wright is no stranger to the Morgridge Center and has dedicated his career to developing innovative models of Community-based Research, community-university partnerships, is founder and director of the BASES project and has taught a Community-based Learning course for years.
The annual report also details updates related to Wisconsin Idea Fellowships, Community-based Learning courses, communications and marketing and budget and financials.
To read the full 2021-22 annual report, click here.