We advance Towson University’s role as an economic engine.
One of six administrative divisions at TU, the Division of Strategic Partnerships & Applied Research is the business and public engagement team of Towson University. We open the doors of the university to find creative solutions to pressing problems, further community collaboration and development, increase learning opportunities, and generate economic development, in Maryland and across the region.
Leveraging the combined expertise of a 70+ person team, we strengthen Maryland's communities and address opportunities and challenges; create engagement and enrichment opportunities for individuals and organizations; and solve real problems facing our region alongside the business, nonprofit, and government sectors.
Under the leadership of President Kim Schatzel and Vice President Daraius Irani, the Division is positioned to lead the way by doing what we do, and have always done, exceptionally well—putting the knowledge and resources of Towson University to work for the communities it serves.
We discover, research, and build new skills to advance solutions and remain competitive.
We reach across networks and organizations to achieve maximum results.
We are efficient, tenacious experts who get stuff done.
We are purposeful, hardworking professionals who energize, engage, and inspire others.
In 2016, the Division undertook a comprehensive strategic planning process to develop goals and strategies. Five work groups, made up of 50% TU faculty and staff, 40% Division staff, and 10% external partners, created goals with measurable objectives and identified resources necessary to carry out these goals. The resulting goals will guide the Division through 2022.
Through partnerships, Towson University is making positive impacts and transforming lives throughout Greater Baltimore.
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