Carnegie Classification Recognizes Gettysburg College for Leadership in Public Purpose

By Vince DiFonzo, Editor-in-Chief

On Friday, the Carnegie Classifications of Institutions of Higher Education announced that Gettysburg College has been selected as one of 25 colleges and universities across the country recognized in their inaugural Classification for Leadership for Public Purpose

Selection is conducted by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the American Council on Education and the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University. 

The classification recognizes institutions that “transcend functional or instrumental leadership” and “have committed to campus-wide efforts to advance leadership in pursuit of public goods like justice, equity, diversity and liberty,” according to their website. 

“After a period of rigorous self-study, each institution demonstrated a steadfast commitment to creating a campus culture of leadership through several learning, teaching and research goals,” the Carnegie Classification’s announcement read. 

Gettysburg College President Bob Iuliano announced the College’s selection in an email to the campus community, “I am truly pleased to share an achievement that exemplifies the very heart of our mission at Gettysburg College”

Iuliano recognized and congratulated members of the community from various departments that worked last year on the self-study submitted to the Carnegie Classification.

“Please join me in offering a hearty thanks to our team and the many Gettysburgians across our community who supported this endeavor. It truly is a remarkable accomplishment,” wrote Iuliano. 

Author: Vincent DiFonzo

Vincent DiFonzo ’25 serves as Editor-in-Chief for the Gettysburgian for the 2024-2025 academic year. Vince is an IGS international affairs and history major with a political science minor. He served as Content Manager in Spring 2023 and as Opinions Editor and Lead Copy Editor for the Fall 2023 semester, before studying abroad in Berlin in Spring 2024. On-campus, he is the House Leader for Public Policy House, an editor for the Gettysburg Social Science Review (GSSR), a participant in Eisenhower Institute programs and previously served as Managing Editor of Ike’s Anvil. Outside the Gettysburgian, Vince enjoys discovering new music, geography and traveling.

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