Community Support and Relevance to Community: Indispensable Underpinnings for Branch Campuses

  • Ken Shaw Florida State University Panama City
Keywords: Higher Education, Metropolitan Universities, Branch Campuses, Community Support


This case study of Florida State University ( FSU) Panama City illustrates the essential importance of strong synergy among a branch campus, its main campus, and its community. The interdependence of the branch campus and its community is highlighted through discussion of the role of the campus administrator, various partnerships, and niche programs targeted to meet the specialized needs of employers in the campus's service area.