President's Local Spotlight: Bridging Divides Alongside Community Partners

Monday, September 27, 2021 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
In-person event only | PSU Theater

Pre-conference special event

Panel | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Reception | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments provided

Communities large and small face a multitude of social, economic and educational problems affecting the quality of life for their citizens. Developing partnerships to assist in problem-solving, economic development and resource delivery typically require a high level of collaboration, communication and commitment. How do institutions of higher education, K-12 education, government and business partner together? Can these partnerships provide more innovative, equitable, safe and economically viable solutions? What impact do these partnership strategies have on the community and its citizens facing a range of social and economic divides? 

Complimentary parking located in Bear Park North parking garage located next to Juanita K Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Direct shuttle access is available from the parking garage to the Student Union.  

Presenters

Tyrone Bledsoe

Tyrone Bledsoe

Founder/CEO
Student African America Brotherhood

Matt Morrow

Matt Morrow

President
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Mary Lilly Smith

Mary Lilly Smith

Director of Planning and Development (retired)
City of Springfield

Clif Smart

Clif Smart

President
Missouri State University