The Role of Higher Education in the Expansion of National Service

President Obama appeared on John Stewart recently, where both discussed the expansion of national service.  Stewart suggested that college might shift to a three-year experience with one year of service.  Obama made the case for the need for pathways to service.

What role should/could higher education play in a move to make service a shared American experience? Link here to an article about these comments from The Chronicle of Philanthropy.