More than 30 Years of Engagement for Ohio's Public Good

Our History

Working to Promote and Develop the Civic Purposes of Higher Education

Community Campus Coalition or Triple C was formed in 1992 when a coalition of college and university presidents and their campuses were assembled to promote and develop the civic purposes of higher education. Triple C’s work began with the vision and leadership of Daniel Gardner, the organization’s first Executive Director and Board Members, Charles Ping (Ohio University), David Warren (Ohio Wesleyan University), Ruth Milligan (Office of the Governor), C. Brent Devore (Otterbein University), Patrick McDonough (Marietta College), and Clive Veri (Shawnee State University).

For more than 30 years, Triple C has been the go-to resource for civic and community engagement in Ohio higher education. With partner campuses including two- and four-year, and public and private institutions from all across the state, Triple C will continue supporting the coalition we developed and expanded. We have grown numerous programs and initiatives, research studies and publications, training and technical assistance, provided funding, and delivered professional development to thousands of individuals on college and university campuses. As Triple C built coalitions to strengthen community-campus partnerships, we were and remain at the center of our robust network of college, university, and community partners focused on civic and community engagement across the State of Ohio, regionally, and nationally.

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