Community Leadership and Partnerships
- Leverage partnerships to address matters impacting our community, the state, and the
nation (e.g., poverty, health care, access to news and information, etc.).
- Continue to grow the university’s economic development activities in IDEA Commons
through expanded opportunities for business development and commercializing research,
support for entrepreneurship and innovation, and small business consulting, mentoring,
- Develop Phase 1 of MSU Employer Partnerships initiative to meet employer talent attraction
and retention needs, provide student value, and boost enrollment through academic
programs, professional development training, and student work experience.
- Expand opportunities to connect faculty, staff, and students across campus to the
university’s economic development resources and community partnership work.
- Positively impact the development of computer science/STEM education and digital workforce
training in southern Missouri through the CODERS Project and Innovate SOMO initiative.
- Lead the regional collaboration to develop programming on Ozarks’ history and heritage
for the 2023 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C.