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Community and Government Affairs
Community and Government Affairs builds strategic relationships, promotes ongoing engagement between the University and its surrounding community, and seeks new opportunities to further the University’s research, academic, and service goals.
The office is a proactive contributor to University initiatives and serves as the liaison between the University and elected officials, government agencies, civic and community organizations, and other external partners.
The goals of government affairs and community affairs are closely linked and synergistic. In government affairs, the focus is on the development and strengthening of relationships with elected officials and government agencies at the local, state, and federal level. Advocacy for positions of vital interest to the University, development of strategic alliances, analysis of relevant legislation, and identification of potential government funding sources are prime examples of government affairs initiatives.
The importance of cultivating strong, positive relationships is also a hallmark of community affairs at USciences. Promotion of the University’s community engagement efforts, identification of opportunities to enhance the physical and economic landscape of the surrounding neighborhood, exploration of potential K-12 academic partnerships, and identification of funding sources to support engagement activities are just a few examples of community affairs initiatives.
USciences NewsView All
Ground Breaking Ceremony Held for New USciences Residence Hall
September 13, 2017
The 426-bed, mixed-use residence hall is scheduled to open in the winter of 2018-19.
Pink Boots Society, USciences Tackle Sexism in Brewing at 1st Annual Women in Brewing Symposium
August 15, 2017
Topics of discussion include key issues for women in the brewing industry.
Miss USA Inspires USciences Girls Physics Campers
June 27, 2017
Miss USA Kára McCullough, a scientist for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), visited USciences' Physics Wonder Girls Camp to share her story and mentor middle-school girls from the Philadelphia region in a hands-on STEM activity.
USciences hosts iPraxis Celebration for Philadelphia Middle School Achievers
June 05, 2017
University of the Sciences is proud to host students and families from iPraxis for the 11th annual iFunction Celebration and Awards Program on June 7, 2017.
USciences Faculty Bring Lessons from the Front Lines of Opioid Crisis to the Classroom
June 01, 2017
Three representatives from USciences were tabbed to serve on subcommittees for The Mayor's Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in Philadelphia.
Vice President for Government and Community Affairs
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