The HUD + Higher Ed Engagement Network aims to build strong relationships between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and higher education to create inclusive, sustainable, and thriving communities. Through the network, colleges and universities will receive tools, resources, and technical assistance to directly engage with and advance HUD initiatives on the ground.

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How to get involved

Join the HUD + Higher Ed Engagement Network by subscribing to our email list to begin receiving regular briefings. Briefings will offer ideas and resources for campuses to implement and grow programming in partnership with HUD Field Offices. Briefings are curated by the HUD + Higher Ed Engagement Think Tank, a group of strategic leaders with broad experience across higher education and public policy. Members of the HUD + Higher Ed Engagement Network will also be invited to leverage training, technical assistance, and resources from experts at HUD, Campus Compact, the Anchor Institutions Task Force (AITF), the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) & other partners.


Who can participate?

Participation in the HUD + Higher Ed Engagement Network is free and open to all. To start receiving briefings, be sure to subscribe to the mailing list. Faculty, staff, and administrators, involved in community engagement, civic engagement, anchor partnerships, economic development, workforce development, and other externally facing roles are particularly encouraged to join!

Join the HUD + Higher Ed Engagement Network

Sign up to join the HUD + Higher Ed Engagement Network and receive regular briefings full of tools and resources to help you implement programming in connection with HUD Field Offices and initiatives.

Network Collaboration Team

The HUD + Higher Education Network is led by senior leaders from four partner organizations

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David Muarrasse
Director and Founder & President, Marga Inc.

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Bobbie Laur

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Valerie Holton
Executive Director

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Tim Hindes
Executive Director

Read the announcement from HUD


Learn more about the HUD + Higher Ed Engagement Network from the October 6 press release published by HUD.


HUD + Higher Ed Engagement Network Briefings

Briefings will offer ways for campuses to create programs in partnership with HUD Field Offices. The briefings are curated by the HUD + Higher Ed Engagement Think Tank, a group of strategic leaders with broad experience across higher education and public policy.

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Think Tank Members

Reginald Blaylock

Campus Compact
Foster Care Youth Housing Fellow

Gary Brown

Elizabeth City State University
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Mary Jo Callan

Brown University
Vice President for Community Engagement and Executive Director, Swearer Center for Public Service

Monica Chavez-Silva

Grinnell College
Vice President of Community Engagement and Strategic Planning

Kathleen Frank

Northern Arizona University
Program Manager, The W. A. Franke College of Business, Economic Policy Institute, Center for American Indian Economic Development

William Generett

Duquesne University
Senior Vice President for Civic Engagement and External Relations

Azuri L. Gonzalez

University of Texas at El Paso
Executive Director, Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities UT Regents’ Distinguished Director, Diana Natalicio Institute for Hispanic Student Success

Jacen Greene

Portland State University
Co-founder and Assistant Director, Homelessness Research and Action Collaborative

Joanne Ferroni

Drexel University
Assistant Vice Provost for Anchor Partnerships

Brian Love

Benedict College
Executive Director of Career Pathways Initiative and Service-Learning Program

Laura Martin

University of Mississippi
Associate Director, McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement

Chris Nayve

University of San Diego
Associate Vice President for Community Engagement and Anchor Initiatives

Holly Nelson

Chemeketa Community College
Executive Dean for Regional Education and Academic Development

David Potash

Wilbur Wright College

Paul Pribbenow

Augsburg University

John A. Provo

Virginia Tech
Director, Center for Economic and Community Engagement, Outreach and International Affairs

Amber Randolph

Rutgers University-Newark
Senior Vice President for Administration and Economic Development and CFO

Charles Rutheiser

Annie E. Casey Foundation
Senior Program Officer

Gary Roberts

Kirtland Community College

Tony Sorrentino

University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Vice President

Sharon Egretta Sutton

The New School-Parsons
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Architecture

Lydia Stazen

DePaul University & DePaul International
Executive Director, leads the Institute of Global Homelessness

Lenore VanderZee

SUNY Canton
Executive Director for University Relations

Josh Vanek

Montana Campus Compact
Executive Director

Mary Ann Villarreal

University of Utah
Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Andy Walker

Allegheny College
Executive Director, Office of Economic, Civic & Community Engagement