The Urban Mission: Linking Fresno State and the Community

  • Natalie Culver-Dockins Fresno City College
  • Kent Karsevar Fresno State
  • Janell Tatsumura California State University
  • Jenny Whyte California State University Fresno
  • R. Sandie Woods Fresno Pacific University
Keywords: Higher Education, Four Spheres Model of Transformation, Economic Development, Community Engagement


The ''four spheres" model of transformation, as viewed through the lens of the urban mission of California State University, Fresno, is examined through current projects in economic development, infrastructure development, human development, and the fourth sphere, which encompasses the broad vision. Local projects will be highlighted.