The theme for the 2015 CUMU Annual Conference in Omaha, NE was “Love of Place: The Metropolitan University Advantage”. This theme celebrates the identity of metropolitan universities as places where opportunities for students, faculty, and the community are realized and achieved. Specifically, the notion of stewardship is essential to the theme and promotes the general identity that metropolitan universities care for the communities they dwell in and seek to lift those they serve in the community. This special issue of the Metropolitan Universities Journal provides an overview of the stewardship displayed at the Omaha conference and includes articles from many faculty and staff members making this work happen every day at their respective institutions.
Guest Editors: Joseph A. Allen, PhD; Kelly A. Prange, PhD; Deborah Smith-Howell, PhD; Sara Woods, PhD; and B. J. Reed, PhD; University of Nebraska at Omaha