The Metropolitan University: A Joint Venture

  • Gregory M. St. L. O'Brien
Keywords: Metropolitan Universities, Capital Campaigns, Community Partnerships


Capital campaigns are essential for metropolitan universities to help realize their strategic plans. Because these institutions are responsible partners in the economic growth and development of the communities they serve, capital campaigns must be based on linkages that can generate resources to position universities in these communities. As the University of New Orleans has demonstrated with its PARTNERSHIPS 2000 CAMPAIGN, a successful capital campaign can result in a welcome increase in external gift resources to support endowed professorships, centers of excellence, new technology, advanced research capabilities, scholarships, and general faculty development.