Partnerships Enhance Quality of Life
Briefly, what is the mission of your
organization and what is your role?
What do you most want people to know about the work
that you do and the unique characteristics of your organization?
What are you passionate about in your work?
What is your dream for the future of your organization
and/or community-campus partnerships you're involved in?
What lessons have you learned that you would like to
communicate to others involved in community-campus partnerships?
What is the biggest challenge you face in your work
and how are working to overcome it?
If you could give advice to a policy maker (Congress,
President, Secretary of Health, Surgeon General, etc.) what would you
Why did you join CCPH? How would you describe the organization
to your colleagues?
What does "community-campus partnership mean
What value do you see in being a member of CCPH to meet
your future goals for your organization?
What strengths and talents do you bring to CCPH?
what is the mission of your organization and what is your role?
|Richard Eberst, Director
of Community University Partnerships (CUP) at California State University
at San Bernardino, gives a speech during the CUP Symposia in 2001.
A: Currently, I am the director of Community-University
Partnerships (CUP) at California State University at San Bernardino (CSUSB).
CUP's mission is "To advance community-university partnerships that
enhance the overall quality of life of our service region, increase the
relevancy of our educational efforts, and bring new vibrancy, repute,
and resources to CSUSB and to the community." In doing this we are
directly addressing one of the three goals of the CSUSB strategic plan
which is to "Adopt a long-term strategy for university engagement
in community partnerships." The most important thing readers should
know about CUP is that we span all five Divisions of the University and
our partnerships focus on five areas: Culture and the Arts, Educational
Quality of the Work Force and Citizenry, Economic Transformation, Health
Enhancement, and Family and Community Enrichment and not just health.
However, most of my colleagues understand that if universities are to
truly engage in community health enhancement