CUMU Executive Director Bobbie Laur has accepted the position of president of Campus Compact. She will leave her CUMU role and her position as associate vice president for outreach at Towson University in early February.

Bobbie has been the executive director of CUMU since 2007 and has been an instrumental and essential force in the growth and transformation of CUMU into an enviable organization. Under her leadership, CUMU has:

  • grown the CUMU membership from 60 institutions to over 100 colleges and universities from the United States, Canada, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.
  • created the CUMU Research Fellows program.
  • launched the Anchor Learning Network in collaboration with the Democracy Collaborative.
  • cultivated the grant support and public policy partnerships that have strengthened CUMU’s mission, capacity, and visibility.
  • overseen multiple strategic plans, including the current plan that stresses anti-racism, equity, and inclusion across its three priorities.
  • navigated the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic to maintain membership growth, national relevance, and vigorous engagement.

In short, CUMU is a thriving and valued organization, largely because of Bobbie’s dedication and leadership.

I want to thank Towson University President Kim Schatzel and the entire CUMU Headquarters team at TU for their exceptional work and support. I will be working with President Schatzel and the CUMU Executive Committee to determine next steps to fill this leadership vacancy and keep our organization on an upward trajectory.

Please join me in congratulating Bobbie on this crucially important appointment, and in thanking her for her terrific work over the years.