Innovation and Economic Prosperity
Through the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) Universities program, institutions are recognized for their efforts in economic engagement. The designation identifies institutions working to advance the economic well-being of their states, regions, and the nation through a variety of efforts. ECU will work through an intensive process of institutional self-study and engagement with stakeholders to identify the strengths of the university’s economic engagement enterprise.
When faculty, staff, and or/students align, link, and leverage regional assets to achieve measurable strategic outcomes through open and shared leadership networks within and outside ECU.
An outcome of community-campus partnerships resulting in a more competitive region and healthy community that attains economic, educational, environmental, cultural, and entrepreneurial goals to improve vitality and quality of life.