In addition to added capacity, our combined resources and rich regional professional network will enhance our collective reach, impact, and freedom to innovate.
REACH. Our strong combined membership will let us demonstrate an extensive regional reach, making a combined organization more attractive to funders. Moreover, regional networks will allow faculty, staff, students, and community partners to connect with peers in similar settings and collaborate across borders.
IMPACT. With strong regional leadership and expanded capacity, our membership will register a powerful combined impact, both with their communities and on higher education’s role in strengthening our democracy.
INNOVATION. This new structure will give us greater flexibility in responding to our members’ needs. It will also foster creativity in developing programs and services designed to address emerging community issues. Proof of concept for this ability to innovate can be found in our existing regional programming
Information about the Organizational Transition
We recognize that you may have questions about the transition from separate state campus compact organizations to a combined Campus Compact of New York and Pennsylvania organization. We have compiled several frequently asked questions below to help you understand the transition. You are always welcome to contact us should you need any additional information.
When will the merger take place?
The vote for bylaws changes occurred in April 2018. Now finalized, we are now the combined nonprofit entity CCNYPA, effective July 1, 2018.
How will the change affect my dues?
There will be no change in dues for members in either Pennsylvania or New York for FY 2018–2019.
Will we still be part of the national Campus Compact organization?
Our affiliation status with national Campus Compact will not change; a portion of dues will continue to support national efforts, and members will have uninterrupted access to national resources, events, and initiatives.
Where will the CCNYPA offices be located?
The CCNYPA regional office will be located at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, PA, with an additional office in Ithaca, NY.
Will you be cutting staff and resources?
No. The alliance is a strategic, not a budget-cutting, measure. We will retain the full staffing levels of the two current organizations to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of all members. Resources available to members will actually increase as we realize organizational efficiencies.
How will the change affect programming and services?
Combined systems and knowledge sharing will free additional staff time for direct member service, as well as for program and resource development targeting member-identified issue areas.
Will my staff have to travel further to get to professional development and other events?
Just the opposite, in most cases. Programming will be spread across the region, allowing members to attend events nearest to them without regard to state lines.
Won’t an alliance make it more difficult for my campus to get high-level help with strategic planning, capacity building, and leadership development?
Not at all. Combined staff and resources will enrich our knowledge base and allow us to provide greater support for institutional strategic planning, faculty and student leadership development, community collaborations, capacity building, and public promotion of campus engagement.
How will the merged organization be governed?
CCNYPA will be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, governed by a Board of presidents and chancellors from member higher education institutions, with equitable representation among sectors, geography, gender, and race. An Advisory Board with comparable representation will offer guidance on programming, potential challenges, and innovative collaboration opportunities.