Honors Global Health Studies senior Charlotte Lenkaitis won the Campus Compact Presidents’ Student Leadership Award for the University of Iowa. Presidents’ Awards recognize outstanding contributions in civic and community engagement by students, faculty, staff, collaborative teams, and community organizations on individual member campuses.
Charlotte served as the 2020 student executive director of the Food Pantry at Iowa with grace. She was faced with the extraordinary challenge of navigating how to continue food pantry operations in the pandemic and led the team through COVID modifications, increased community usage, and reduced costs through local partnerships.
The 2021 Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact awards honor almost 90 individuals and organizations whose accomplishments exemplify and celebrate the public purpose at the heart of higher education, nominated by 27 of IAMNCC’s member campuses.