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JHEOE celebrates its 20th anniversary throughout year

The Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, the oldest peer-reviewed interdisciplinary publication on engagement between higher education and communities, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Published by UGA, JHEOE’s first issue of 2016 kicked off the celebration and features 11 articles that have had the greatest impact on the field in the past 20 years, based on a survey of the journal’s 37-member editorial board. The articles are reprinted and are followed by responses from their original author(s) or by other eminent scholars.

“This issue is particularly exciting,” said Lorilee R. Sandmann, editor of the journal and UGA professor emerita. “As a capstone of the last 20 years, it is a retrospective and prospective about the important work of public scholarship—both theoretically and practically.”

The journal was launched in 1996 as the Journal of Public Service and Outreach, and later was renamed the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement.

“Immeasurable contributions of Ernest Boyer and other esteemed academic leaders are being celebrated in the anniversary issue,” said Jennifer Frum, vice president for public service and outreach. “They, along with the many other contributors to the journal, have challenged us to fulfill our role of committing our best research and instruction to the public good and advancing scholarship on how we maximize impact.”

JHEOE will continue its celebration throughout the year with special features and focus on advancing the public mission of higher education.

The journal is online at