Challenge of Engagement: University-Community Partnership Conference

Posted by on May 12, 2006

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The Challenge of Engagement:
The Third Annual University-Community Partnership Conference
Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Blacksburg, Virginia
July 12 – 14, 2006

The purpose of this conference is to explore the challenge of engagement, especially as it links to the leadership and institutional missions of higher education. What tools are needed to foster authentic engagement that leads to transformation—both within higher education and in the communities where these institutions are located? How do university-community partnerships facilitate this transformation? What are examples of engagement that “works”?

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Donald Blake, formerly the Executive Director of Connecticut Campus Compact and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Kentucky State University, currently special advisor to the Vice President for Outreach at the University of Virginia.

Plenary Speaker: Dr. Stephen Percy, Director of the Milwaukee Idea at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a co-author of the provocative document, Calling the Question: Is Higher Education Ready to Commit to Community Engagement?

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