Great Universities and Their Cities: Three Perspectives on IT's Role in "Town-Gown" Relations

Tuesday, September 30 | 11:30am - 12:20pm ET | Meeting Room W312A-C
Session Type: Professional Development
Campuses have always had a role to play in responding to persistent urban decay and contributing to economic development, particularly in the aftermath of natural disasters. In addition to the faculty-led institutes and administrative centers for community outreach, technology leadership has led major initiatives to engage with and transform the community.

OUTCOMES: Understand the opportunities and challenges of IT-led engagement with cities and community leadership * Learn about the motivations and strategies IT leaders use to work with their cities and communities on advancing community priorities and the research and teaching goals of their great universities * Learn how you might engage with civic leadership, community activists, and elected officials


  • Klara Jelinkova

    Vice President for IT & Chief Information Officer, Rice University
  • John McGowan

    Vice Provost and CIO, University of Alabama
  • Lev Gonick

    Chief Executive Officer, OneCommunity
  • Kenneth Green

    Founding Director, The Campus Computing Project

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