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Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Annual Conference
October 21, 2019 - October 23, 2019
The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Annual Conference is focused on CUMU member institutions, their community partners, and their work addressing contemporary challenges through dialogue and presentations delivered in a variety of formats that allow for in-depth conversations and actionable next steps.
Institutions of higher education play major roles in strengthening the fabric of our communities. Across the CUMU membership, institutions are more closely aligning university goals with those of their city and achieving positive outcomes more quickly. By leveraging historical connections and existing strengths, they promote economic mobility, drive economic development, foster creativity, address societal challenges, and improve lives.
The 2019 CUMU Annual Conference, All In: The Urban Mission, looks at the role higher education plays in creating significant, equitable outcomes in collaboration with the communities they serve. The theme asks CUMU members to reflect broadly and specifically on how the urban mission can be fully integrated, from real estate assets to college readiness pipeline programs, and into their operations, structure, partnerships and academic objectives.