The David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service is designed to recognize and honor the outstanding work in service-learning and/or civic engagement performed by a faculty or staff member at an Ohio Campus Compact member institution. This award is named for the late David Hoch, the Dean of Honors at The University of Toledo, who served as the Director of Service Learning from 1999 – 2005. Hoch was instrumental in initiating and nurturing the role of civic engagement at The University of Toledo, not only in the Honors Program, but in residence life and other departments as well. His guidance helped grow academic service-learning, student-led community service, and the presidential emphasis on broader civic engagement.
This award is given annually to at least one faculty or staff member from an Ohio Campus Compact member campus. To be considered, the nominee must demonstrate outstanding leadership in furthering the civic mission of the institution. The president of the college or university must nominate each candidate.
2023 David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service
Director, Office of Civic Engagement
Cleveland State University
Director of Community Service Learning
Ohio Wesleyan University
Ohio Wesleyan University President Rock Jones says of Ms. Leber “I cannot imagine anyone exceeding Sally Leber in contributions that further the civic mission of their institution. Sally Leber is instrumental in advancing [OWU’s] this historic mission in ways that are both timeless, and fresh and relevant for the highly conflicted world of the 21st century.” Read Sally’s full summary here.