Community-University Partnership: Invested in Michigan's Future

Partnership for Place:
An Agenda for a Competitive 21st Century Michigan

Michigan's public universities and their diverse community partners are committed to effecting the changes needed to transform communities of place that will attract and retain talent, produce economic and cultural innovations, build entrepreneurial networks, and build Michigan’s infrastructure to create and re-create Michigan's competitive edge in the 21st century. Speakers describe exemplars of university-community partnerships that enhance the quality of place in two broad areas:


Hiram E. Fitzgerald
Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement
University Distinguished Professor, Psychology
Michigan State University

David R. Finley
Dean, College of Business and Engineering
Professor, Engineering
Lake Superior State University


Betty Dennis
Associate Dean, Extended University Programs
Western Michigan University


David Lossing
Director for Government Relations
University of Michigan – Flint