Assistance with Community-University Partnerships
Partnerships are the heart of successful, sustainable, and impactful university-community collaborations. University Outreach and Engagement works to support the development of partnerships between MSU and the larger community by building relationships with community organizations, neighborhood coalitions, school districts, municipal organizations, state governmental agencies, and other groups eager to engage in scholarly work that addresses important social problems.
In addition to developing their own partnerships, UOE staff connect with faculty and staff around the university to identify new opportunities for collaboration between the university and community and among university units.
For more information and assistance, contact Laurie Van Egeren, assistant provost for University-Community Partnerships.
The following are individuals who can help you based on your area of interest:
- Arts and culture: Kurt Dewhurst
- Arts education: Bert Goldstein
- Detroit initiatives: Jena Baker-Calloway
- Economic development: Rex LaMore
- Professional development opportunities related to community-engaged scholarship: Diane Doberneck
- Flint initiatives: Bob Brown
- Gifted education: Susan Sheth
- IT or communication support for engagement projects: Ghada Georgis
- Lansing initiatives: John Melcher
- Latino initiatives: Rubén Martinez
- Participatory research and evaluation: Miles McNall
- Service-learning: Renee Zientek
- Scholarship of engagement: Burton Bargerstock
- Tribal initiatives: Jessica Barnes-Najor
- Urban policy: Arnold Weinfeld
- Usability/accessibility consulting and research: Sarah Swierenga