Sally Leber

Director of Community Service Learning
Location: Legacy Labyrinth

In most past Comfort Zones photos, the subject is often surrounded by things that hold special meanings and memories for them. Sally Leber, however, wanted to surround herself with people at the labyrinth down the hill from University Hall. That is absolutely appropriate. Sally’s job is to forge and nurture partnerships—on campus, in the community, and beyond.

She builds these partnerships to promote service learning, a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction to enrich the learning experience and strengthen communities.

As students participate in their community service projects, they meet real needs of communities and develop practical skills, self-esteem, and a sense of civic responsibility. They develop the tools and insight to do good for life.

“Service, when combined with learning in and out of the classroom, is such a powerful catalyst for self-discovery,” Sally says. “Our students are seekers. They want to find meaning and purpose. They want to effect change.”

The labyrinth, created thanks to a gift from Kathe Law Rhinesmith ’64, has become a comfort zone for many. Sally is the steward of the labyrinth.

(Photo by Paul Vernon)

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