Supporting University- Community Partnerships through Shared Governance and Assessment

  • Kelsey Beckett Towson University
Keywords: Higher Education, Community Partnerships, Institutional Governance


University-community partnerships have always been an important part of Towson University’s mission and charge as an anchor institution in the Baltimore metropolitan region. After the recent unrest in Baltimore, these partnerships are more important than ever. This paper will explore Towson’s institutional partnership governance and new partnership support system, as well as how both helped the university respond after the riots in Baltimore City. The future of partnerships at Towson University will also be discussed.