Community Engagement and Strategic Planning: Making the Commitment Real

  • Nancy L. Zimpher University of Cincinnati
Keywords: Higher Education, Civic Engagement, Strategic Planning


Embedding community engagement into the fabric of the university requires a wellarticulated strategic vision. This article shares lessons learned by the president of a comprehensive research university, focusing primarily on two case studies, both urban institutions. The article discusses two strategic planning processes-one at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the other at the University of Cincinnati.