Help build strong relationships between HUD and higher education to create inclusive, sustainable, and thriving communities.
CUMU is pleased to partner with the Anchor Institutions Task Force, Campus Compact, and the University Economic Development Association on the HUD + Higher Ed Engagement Network, which aims to build strong relationships between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and higher education to create inclusive, sustainable, and thriving communities. Through the network, colleges and universities will receive tools, resources, and technical assistance to directly engage with and advance HUD initiatives on the ground.
Who can participate?
Participation in the HUD + Higher Ed Engagement Network is free and open to all. Faculty, staff, and administrators, involved in community engagement, civic engagement, anchor partnerships, economic development, workforce development, and other externally facing roles are particularly encouraged to join.
How it works
Members of the HUD + Higher Ed Engagement Network will receive regular briefings full of ideas and resources curated by the HUD + Higher Ed Engagement Think Tank that campuses can use to implement and grow programming in partnership with local and regionally based HUD field offices. Each briefing will tackle one key issue, providing concrete ideas and partnership opportunities to benefit communities.
Join the HUD + Higher Ed Engagement Network by subscribing to the mailing list. Subscribed members will receive regular briefings with tools and resources to implement programming. NOTE: This mailing list is separate from CUMU communications.
Network collaboration team
The HUD + Higher Education Network is led by senior leaders from four partner organizations, including Valerie Holton, executive director, CUMU; Tim Hindes, executive director, UEDA; Bobbie Laur, president, Campus Compact; and David Muarrasse, director, founder and president, Marga Inc.
Network activities will be led by the HUD + Higher Ed Engagement Think Tank, which is composed of 30 strategic leaders, many with ties to CUMU member institutions, with broad experience across higher education in the areas of, community engagement, economic development, and public policy—many are leaders from CUMU member institutions.