Knowledge Serving Communities


 The Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic and Public Partnerships builds capacity for innovative campus-community partnerships and provides leadership for civic engagement, public scholarship and fosters civically engaged community arts development. The Office facilitates meaningful collaborations between students, faculty and staff and the broader community through the work of the Collaborative, a Center for Community-Based Learning, Service, and Public Scholarship. In addition, through arts programming we promote the understanding of the arts as a unique way of knowing and offer programs that provide insights into the arts as a resource to build community. Through the Institute for Women and Art (IWA) we study, promote and exhibit the creative work of leading women artists.

Reporting to Dr. Richard Edwards, the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Office oversees the Collaborative; the Institute for Women and Art; The New Jersey Presidential Internship Program (NJLT); The Bonner Leader Program; The Culture Creators Youth Program in co-sponsorship with Aljira Gallery of Contemporary Art; Advancing Community Development Initiative co-sponsored by Johnson & Johnson; and we host the Women's Caucus for the Arts, and partner with New Jersey Network Public Television and the Latino Leadership Alliance of NJ (LLANJ).