University Economic Development Association

Building a Resilient Community of Economic Engagement in Higher Education

Speakers: Rebecca Robinson, Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization
Stephanie Pierce, Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization


Join us as guest speakers, Rebecca RobinsonDirector of Economic Development and Stephanie Pierce, Economic Development Specialist, at Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization, share their insights.

While higher education institutions tout their positive impacts within their regional economy, engagement often rests on the shoulders of boundary spanners and is dependent on commitment by individual faculty, staff, and administrators. Economic engagement activities aren’t usually detrimental to individual advancement, but incentives and motivations for doing so are lacking. With many demands and little time, institutions and their regional partners should evaluate the current environment and consider what could be done to enhance faculty and staff participation. This workshop will look at how to create a culture of recognition that can encourage and enhance faculty’s engagement in their community.

October 11 @ 10:30
10:30 — 13:45 (3h 15′)


Rebecca Robinson – Director of Economic Development