About Impact

Impact is designed to show the many ways that philanthropy, grants, and contracts are making a difference at CGU and beyond. Produced by the Office of Development & External Relations, Impact highlights the life-changing benefits of fellowships, the impressive research taking place across campus, and significant relationships throughout the region—all possible because of investment in CGU.

Issue 1 Fall 2020

Impact magazine cover for Fall 2020


  • Finding Causal Connections: The Computational Justice Lab crunches numbers—lots of them—to answer important societal questions.
  • Moving the Needle for Good: What effect does a common purpose have? For wealthy families, the ramifications could be significant.
  • Adapting When COVID-19 Struck: The pandemic didn’t keep faculty and student researchers from helping a Southern California school in dire need of combating chronic stress.
  • Peeling Back the Pages of History: Professor Linda Perkins has long been at the forefront of researching Black women in higher education.
  • Studying Sleep and Cancer: X chromosomes mark the spot where answers to healthier living might lie.
  • Giving Back, Paying Forward : Jerry Voorhis was part of CGU’s first graduating class in 1928, but his impact, via a fellowship, remains.
  • Looking Over the Horizon: An alumnus and emeritus trustee explains why he endowed the Maldonado Institute for America’s Security and International Leadership.
  • Showing Loyalty Through the Years: Philanthropy comes in all sizes. Nancy Lee Ruyter (PhD, History, ’70) shares her story of giving.
  • Identifying Success: Fellowships are foundational, says Quamina Carter, assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students & campus life.