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Lynn Pelco

Interim Executive Director
  • Profile
    Dr. Lynn E. Pelco is a senior scholar in the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) at the University of Richmond. She joined the CCE in September 2021. Before coming to the University of Richmond, Dr. Pelco served for more than a decade as the associate vice provost for community engagement at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and held an affiliate faculty appointment in the VCU School of Education. She has also held faculty appointments at The College of William and Mary, Penn State University College of Medicine, Bucknell University, and Flinders University of South Australia. Dr. Pelco’s work has been nationally recognized, most recently by the 2020 Barbara A. Holland Scholar Administrator Award from the Coalition of Metropolitan and Urban Universities (CUMU) and the 2018 Outstanding Leader in Experiential Education: Higher Education Award from the National Society for Experiential Education. Her scholarly interests focus on the impacts of community-engagement on student learning and the professional development of community-engaged faculty.