Office of Community Engagement

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.