Foster Community Partnerships
Economic development has been moved to its own core, separate from community partnerships. The core community partnerships seeks to leverage our resources for public good to advance the university and the communities we serve. There will be increased focus on K-12, civic engagement, and community needs.
Stimulate Socio-Economic Development
The economic development portion is now a stand alone area, stimulate socio-economic development. Socio-economic development is focused on the research park, industry engagement, and entrepreneurship and innovation, but it includes the humanistic element which is why it’s named socio-economic.
Promote Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion
In addition, to address culture a new core: “promote and support a culture of social justice, equity, and inclusion” has been developed. Through cultural change, we will foster an environment that is inclusive, welcoming, and supportive for all.