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CUMU CONNECTS LEADERS AND SCHOLARS OF URBAN AND METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITIES TO SHARE, DISCUSS, AND DEBATE IMPORTANT ISSUES FACING OUR UNIQUE INSTITUTIONS AND THE CITIES WE SERVE.

ABOUT CUMU

The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) is the longest-running and largest organization committed to serving and connecting the world’s urban and metropolitan universities and their partners. CUMU focuses on strengthening institutions that are developing new responses to the pressing educational, economic, and social issues of the day.

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BARBARA A. HOLLAND SCHOLAR-ADMINISTRATOR AWARD

This annual award honors a bold, mid-career scholar-administrator whose leadership and intellectual voice illuminates the transformative power of urban and metropolitan higher education in the lives of individuals and communities.

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METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITIES

Urban and Metropolitan Universities: The Transformative Power of Anchor Institutions

‘Urban and Metropolitan Universities: The Transformative Power of Anchor Institutions’ focuses on the role of urban and metropolitan universities as anchor institutions in their community to address long standing inequities. Anchor institutions are nonprofit or public institutions that are rooted in place. These institutions have a mission to serve and are the largest employers and purchaser of goods and services in many communities. Also, they have other assets and capacities that can be leveraged to support reciprocal community development, including local hiring, procurement, and investment practices. Anchor mission strategies involve the entire university, including the business, community partnership, administrative, research and academic divisions.

Guest Editor: Emily Sladek, The Democracy Collaborative

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