Journal History

The Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (JHEOE) was founded in 1996 at the University of Georgia (UGA) by the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach under the name Journal of Public Service and Outreach. The goal of the Journal at that time was to be "the leading journal dedicated to the field of public service and outreach in this era of unprecedented change, challenge, and opportunity." The Vice President felt it was “critical to have an ongoing dialogue about how higher education can best meet the needs of diverse publics.” The Journal sought to “analyze and highlight trends, ideas, and innovative practices that will promote excellence in academic outreach.” At the time, no other journals covered the “diverse, interdisciplinary field of public service.” The JHEOE sought to fill the void.

In 2000, the Journal's name was changed to the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (JHEOE), and became a joint publication venture of UGA's Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach and the Institute of Higher Education.

In 2013, the Journal became a publication venture of UGA's Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, the Institute of Higher Education, and the College of Education. Currently, Lorilee R. Sandmann is the editor.