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Monday, October 9 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
We love our University partners, but sometimes they drive us crazy (90 mins)

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For many years we who pursue community engagement have discussed our challenges to doing this work and our responses--as well as the successes and failures of those efforts. Challenges often focus on both our internal processes and the difference in perspective of our college/university community and our community at large. This presentation turns the tables on the "usual" CUMU session. In this panel, community partners from several different communities will present on the "joys and frustrations" of working together with a College/University partner (four partner institutions will be represented). What they learned about the difference between the academic culture and the structure and functioning of their own community organizations. Representatives from the for-profit, non-profit, and educational sectors will discuss the unique challenges faced by community partners in each of those areas. As with all of our work, the intent is to open dialogues and create greater understanding between university and community partners. We invite thoughtful discussion from all in attendance.


Kevin Corcoran

Dean, Oakland University - College of Arts and Sciences
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Tim Gannon

Principle, Port Richmond High School
Tim was principal of Port Richmond HS on Staten Island for 12 1/2 years from 2005 to 2017. In that time he partnered with Wagner College President Dr. Richard Guarasci to establish the Wagner College Port Richmond Partnership as well as the Port Richmond Partnership Leadership Academy... Read More →

Scott Gladney

SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown


Manager of Possibilities, University of Nebraska at Omaha

John Heyliger

Lockheed Martin

Thomas Kimble

Community liaison, City of Pontiac

Maggie Wood

Executive Director, Inclusive Communities

Monday October 9, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm MDT
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