IUPUI is not an island unto itself. Rather, the location of our campus—in the urban core and at the center of the state’s population hub—provides unique opportunities, responsibilities, and vantage points by which to engage and serve our broader community. Economic development, prosperity, and competitiveness, healthy, safe, and sustainable neighborhoods, and individual and collective quality-of-life issues all require investments in educational attainment, from K-12 through higher education and beyond. IUPUI’s role in the community is well-documented and well-recognized.
This task force will focus on ways IUPUI can strengthen our connection to the community and to our alumni. This will require an understanding of what the community expects from IUPUI and how community partners access and use campus resource. In addition, with a strong alumni base in Central Indiana, IUPUI has an unparalleled opportunity to increase alumni engagement. Ultimately, by aligning the needs and interests of IUPUI alumni and the community with campus priorities, we can increase the potential for making IUPUI a welcoming campus for both groups.