PSU Earns Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification

March, 2011

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has given PSU its Community Engagement Classification in recognition of the University’s demonstrated commitment to community partnerships, educational outreach, and service learning. According to Carnegie, PSU was honored for “excellent alignment of mission, culture, leadership, resources, and practices that support dynamic and noteworthy community engagement.”

President Sara Jayne Steen says the Carnegie recognition underscores PSU’s longtime emphasis on volunteerism and commitment to community support. “The classification indicates that teaching, learning, and research are done in collaboration with communities and enhance the well-being of the region through, for example, application of knowledge to economic development. I am grateful for the many people at PSU who are bringing higher education to bear on behalf of New Hampshire’s people, culture, environment, economy, and communities, and for those who partner with us. This is what it means to live the mission of a regional comprehensive university.”

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