Vice President for Community Engagement

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As Kentucky's metropolitan research university, UofL is addressing the needs and interests of our diverse communities locally, statewide, nationally and internationally.  UofL works with the community through engaged research, teaching, and service.

Message for Community Partners amid Coronavirus Crisis

Dear Community Partners,

Many organizations, businesses, and government agencies in our city, and across our region and state, work closely with University of Louisville students and faculty. Whether this means students working in internships, field placements, and coops, or faculty collaborating with partners in applied research and community-engaged scholarship, UofL’s commitment to community is vital to our mission.

In the face of the uncertainty and risks posed by the Coronavirus crisis, some schools and colleges will be suspending all student and faculty engagement with community partners, and other schools and colleges are weighing options to make decisions on these matters soon. In many cases UofL faculty and staff will be in touch with partner organizations to develop a course of action for suspending collaborative activities in the short term.

Up-to-date information on the University’s response, including policies on remote courses and working remotely can be found at this link.

Community Engagement as defined by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching describes the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.

The Office of the Vice President for Community Engagement is the central administrative office with the mission to facilitate the use of university knowledge and resources to support effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to advance the mutual needs of the community and the university.

The Vice President for Community Engagement reports directly to the President and is responsible for coordinating university-wide community engagement and shall advise the President on matters relating to university strategic objectives in the areas of community and public affairs.

Staff members are dedicated to fostering and sustaining collaboration between the University and the community. Our programs are designed to promote transformative experiences for faculty, staff, and students through engaged scholarship, outreach, and service to address community issues both locally, regionally, and internationally.

The office produces annual and custom reports on community engagement for the institution and individual academic and administrative units.

Contact our office to find out more about community engagement and how we can collaborate together.

Community Engagement"

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Office Hours

M-F 8:30am to 5:00 pm

No holiday hours


tel (502) 852-6026

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