Strategic Partnerships Overview
The partnership sector of engagement identifies and cultivates those internal and external groups that share our goals and objectives, with whom together we can be greater than the sum of our parts by bringing the talents, resources and decision-makers to the table to address and meet shared objectives.
The strategic component of the title indicates the intentional thought and direction with which we approach existing, or facilitate new, alliances in order to be most successful. It revolves around having a point person to concentrate on building relationships for the organization that will align with the university’s strategic plan and addressing the grand challenges facing our state and its families, communities and businesses.
The director of strategic partnerships identifies, facilitates and nurtures partnerships and ties for MU and MU Extension. She often follows up on leads generated by the vice chancellor for extension and engagement or becomes a standing member on committees to develop ties and ensure we bring the right faculty and staff to the table. For assistance, contact Tracy Feller.