In June, Ithaca College’s Partnership Pathways group hosted its first “IC Community Conversations”, which brings together local leaders to discuss opportunities for community, social, and civic engagement.
The group was created in the fall of 2019, to drive a foundational part of the college’s strategic plan. The goal is to better develop, support and coordinate cross-sector and community partnerships through discussions with community leaders who have a strong relationship with the college and who promote community partnerships and perspectives.
The initial cohort, hosted by David Harker, the director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Ithaca College, featured Deb Mohlenhoff ’92, assistant vice president of college relations and chief of staff at Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3), Dominick Recckio ’16, communications director of Tompkins County, and City of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick.
One of the main topics of discussion was the role partnerships play in supporting and uplifting the Ithaca community during the coronavirus pandemic.