The Ties That Bind: Building and Operating the University of Connecticut's Multi-Metropolitan Tri-Campus

  • Edna McBreen University of Connecticut Tri-Campus
Keywords: Metropolitan Universities, University Partnerships, Economic Development


The University of Connecticut's Tri-Campus has concatenated three metropolitan campuses, including a location adjacent to one of the nation's most distressed cities. Continued growth and success requires attention to challenges on three levels: TriCampus leaders must work to ensure a common programmatic bond; faculty and staff at each site must achieve the university's academic goals, and the Tri-Campus and its components must work to serve the socio-economic needs of surrounding communities.