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AASCU intensifies their impact.

We equip our members to advance equitable outcomes, spark civic engagement, and build thriving regions—so diverse learners seeking prosperity can bring America’s promise home.

First generation graduate; California State University, Fullerton

Charles L. Welch, II

November 14, 2023

Charles L. Welch, President of the Arkansas State University System, Named New AASCU President and CEO

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    Oakland University (MI)

    Revitalizing a City Through a University and Community Partnership

    Oakland University (MI) 

    A partnership between this university and an urban center is building back the community’s economic and cultural pillars while enhancing experiential learning opportunities for university students. 

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    organizations from government, industry, education and the nonprofit sector helped create high-need talent development programs

    710 hours

    of one-on-one tutoring for children struggling with reading were provided by university students via an undergraduate independent study

    100 people

    from OU and the Pontiac community attended each town hall on race and marijuana use in which University faculty participated