MUW office to coordinate, focus outreach efforts

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> COLUMBUS, Miss.— The newly named Office of Outreach and Innovation at Mississippi University for Women will be a one-stop coordinator of all campus programs designed to serve the community and the state and will foster collaboration across campus units.
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> Under the direction of Dr. Kate Brown, the office will oversee all professional learning, as well as the Center for Creative Learning and the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship. It also will be responsible for outreach projects that include life enrichment programming, youth programming, the NEW Leadership program for college and university women in Mississippi, science enrichment programs, and the newly launched Passport to Wellness, among others.
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> Brown formerly directed the Center for Creative Learning, which has been folded into the new office. “For the first time, we’re bringing all outreach programming under one umbrella to make better use of resources and to more quickly respond to needs,” she said. “We want to increase the outreach between the university and our surrounding communities.”
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> The new structure uses existing staff and has streamlined administrative functions, she explained. “This allows us to efficiently identify and coordinate resources on campus to have a greater impact.”
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> In addition to its outreach component, the office will facilitate the implementation of innovative practices across campus to advance institutional efficiencies and priorities.
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> “Our goal is to build partnerships that will connect MUW centers, academic colleges, departments, and offices with external agencies, funding sources and organizations,” Brown said. “We want The W to become more accessible to those we serve.”
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> To learn more about the new office and its programming, see http://web3.muw.edu/outreach.
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