Engagement and Outreach Week is a celebration of partnerships, ideas, and innovative approaches to community engagement and outreach.The feature event is the third annual Engagement and Outreach Conference on October 7 from 8:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. This year’s theme is Demonstrating Resilience Through Multiple Pandemics. Registration for this event is free and open to students, faculty, staff, and community stakeholders. Learn more about the Engagement and Outreach Conference, as well as other Engagement and Outreach Week events at communityengagement.utk.edu.
UT Hosts Conference Addressing Community Engagement
UT hosted a two-day engagement and outreach conference October 8 and 9, bringing together more than 150 faculty, staff, and community partners to discuss collaborations between higher education institutions and their larger communities.
The Office of Community Engagement and Outreach, Office of Research and Engagement, the Office of Diversity and Community Relations in the Haslam College of Business, and University-Assisted Community Schools in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences partnered to host the conference, Building University-Community Relationships: More Than One and Done.
Samuel Named Director of Community Engagement and Outreach
UT alumna Javiette Samuel has joined UT’s Office of Research and Engagement as director of community engagement and outreach. She began work on September 25.
In this role, Samuel will lead efforts to create and strengthen partnerships between UT and external stakeholders and cultivate relationships with key national, state, and regional partners. She will work with units across campus to identify and tackle grand challenges critical to the well-being of our state and its citizens.
“We are thrilled to have Javiette back in Knoxville and part of the ORE family,” said Marisa Moazen, executive director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Office of Community Engagement and Outreach. “Her experience in and passion for community engagement and extension programs will strengthen UT’s relationship with current and future collaborators across Tennessee.”