University College at Eastern Washington University is pleased to announce that Dr. Brian Davenport has joined EWU as the Director of Community Engagement. Dr. Davenport will work with faculty to coordinate service-learning and courses and programs related community engagement. Dr. Davenport has been a faculty member at the University of Southern Maine and has been the Assistant Director of the Master in Teaching Program at Whitworth University. Dr. Barbara Holland, a leader in the area of community engagement, describes him as someone who “has often demonstrated his ability to bring people together, to encourage collaboration, and to build bridges of shared understanding.” She adds that since he has professional experience as a faculty and staff member he can move easily in those spheres. We are excited that Dr. Davenport has joined us and look forward to even more robust representation of EWU students in community partnerships.