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Vice Provost Leads a Capitol Hill Discussion of Public Universities’ Role in the U.S.

Catherine HowardA contingent representing public universities from across North America visited Capitol Hill last week to speak with policymakers about ways that universities can collaborate with the federal government to build a modern workforce, spark innovation and improve economic opportunity and mobility.

Catherine Howard, Ph.D., vice provost for community engagement at Virginia Commonwealth University, was among the leaders representing the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in Washington, D.C., to detail the organization’s new policy position paper, “Advancing University-Engaged Economic and Societal Prosperity.” The report emphasized the importance of five key economic and community development objectives that the working group identified as crucial to responding to the needs of the U.S.

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