Office ofAlumni and Constituent Relations

PLU Homecoming

Meant to Live

The Homecoming Committee is excited about partnering with PLU's Wild Hope Center for Vocation team to build opportunities throughout Homecoming focused on vocation. An aspect of the Wild Hope Center fo Vocation is Meant to Live - an annual student initiated event, now funded by a generous gift from the Class of 1958, which bring alumni back to campus to share their "vocational narrative."

What better time than Homecoming to bring alumni and students together to dialog about vocation? While all are invited to participate, we extend an extra special invitation to this year's affinity reunion - graduates of the Division of Social Sciences.

Meant to Live Events:

Friday, September 28th

Classes Without Quizzes:

8:00am - American Government - Nancy Burgoyne
Admin Room 200
9:15am - Early Modern European History: Art of the Early Renaissance in Italy - Mike Halvorson '85
Admin Room 212


Homecoming Chapel
10:30am - 11:00am, Free
Lagerquist Concert Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Center

Multidisciplinary Social Sciences Alumni Panel
1:45pm, Free
Scandinavian Cultural Center, Anderson University Center
Hear from Alumni across the disciplines of the Social Sciences. Each panelist is engaged in community service through their chosen endeavors. They will answer a series of questions describing how they came to live their vocations, as well, they will share significant mile posts, accomplishments and opportunities that continue to affirm their pathways.

Meant To Live Lecture:
Gordon Campbell '75, New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service Professor of Practice
3:15pm, Free
Scandinavian Cultural Center, Anderson University Center
Gordon J. Campbell is the President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of New York City until September 2012. He will then assume a full time teaching position at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service as Professor of Practice. Campbell was Chief Executive Office of Safe Horizon, the nation's leading victim assistance organization, from 1998 to 2007. Prior to leading Safe Horizon, Gordon served in senior positions in the Koch, Dinkins and Giuliani Mayoral Administrations. He was the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Homeless Services and Chief of Staff to First Deputy Mayor. In addition, he was Deputy Director of the Mayor's Office of Operations and a mayoral appointee to the City's Procurement Policy Board. While at the City's Human Resources Administration, he created and organized the Division of AIDS Services.
Before arriving in New York City, Gordon served as a prosecutor and labor attorney and was the Chief Administrator for the Seattle City Attorney's Office. He received his JD from the University of Washington School of Law, and his Master in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, as well as his bachelors degree from PLU in 1975.