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Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

Dr. Brian-Patrick Kurisky is the Executive Director for the Collaborative Center for Community Engagement.  Dr. Kurisky has over 20+ years of higher education experience working with partners both on-campus and in the community.  He has experience with high impact practices, starting and scaling up campus engagement offices, and was successful in 2020 in heading his previous institution’s Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement’s application.  Dr. Kurisky champions engagement with local, diverse non-profits that will aid the participating student’s experience and growth.  He has Bachelor Degrees in Intercultural Communications and European Political Science from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, a Masters of Science in Education in College Student Affairs and Leadership from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Old Dominion University.