Benitez Appointed Executive Director of the CCEPublished: May 15, 2009
Juan Benitez has been appointed executive director of the Center for Community Engagement (CCE).
For the past two years, Benitez has served as interim director of the CCE, which creates opportunities to expand civic participation for students, community-based research for faculty, and empowerment strategies for communities. In his new role as executive director, Benitez will provide university-wide leadership for community engagement initiatives and community partnerships.
He will play a key role in positioning the CCE as a state and national leader in connecting the university with the broader community by fostering service learning programs, promoting community-based participatory research and planning projects, and by developing productive and responsive partnerships with the City of Long Beach, community non-profit agencies, and the surrounding region.