Partnering with State Government to Transform a Region

  • John D. Welty California State University Fresno
Keywords: Metropolitan Universities, Government Partnership, Regional Engagement


An engaged metropolitan university can play a critical role in transforming its region by using its resources for the solution of problems and the improvement of the citizens' lives and livelihoods. California State University, Fresno has impacted its region through university-led collaborations and partnerships such as the Fresno Regional Jobs Initiative and California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley. This article will examine the university's role as a regional change agent through its initiatives.