A number of dynamics—economic, fiscal, political, demographic, etc.—beckon institutions of higher learning to engender mutually-beneficial relationships. These critical connections are needed to help the institution focus on achieving its mission; maximize the support needed to accomplish institutional objectives; promote the College’s value as a strategic partner; and to uphold the College’s position as an important economic and cultural community centerpiece.
Our Office supports the College’s desire to be a respected strategic partner to government and a valued asset to the local and regional community by:
- Creating supportive networks with local, state, and federal representatives through relationship building.
- Developing democratic, mutually-beneficial, mutually-respectful partnerships between the College and the community.
- Fostering a campus-wide culture of engagement, advocacy, and partnership prosperity.
- Building and maintaining a network of advocates and subject-matter experts for developing informed policy positions, strengthening relationships, and promoting institutional accountability.