The University of New Mexico hosts a Community Engagement Symposium 2023 on Friday, Nov. 3 from 1 to 5 p.m. in George Pearl Hall at the School of Architecture + Planning building. The symposium will focus on Advancing New Mexico and having conversations about how to build better community partnerships.
This symposium will serve as a convergence point, drawing together a diverse array of civic leaders and academics in higher education, with the shared mission of advancing the state of New Mexico. The primary objective will be to foster a discourse on expanding our reach of community engagement and exploring new partnerships in the state.
Participants will engage in panel discussions that will be focused on developing strategic initiatives and sharing insights, experiences, and best practices, to empower the University of New Mexico and civic leaders with the tools and knowledge needed for addressing critical challenges facing society.
1-1:15 p.m. – Introductions
Tim Castillo, director, Community Engagement Initiatives & professor, School of Architecture + Planning
UNM Provost James Holloway
1:15-2:30 p.m. – Panel on Community Impact (Moderator-Manuel Montoya)
Director, Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments
Director, Community Development, Los Lunas
Acting Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Higher Education Department
Director of International Business Resources, New Mexico Trade Alliance
3-3:15 p.m. – Break
3:15-4:30 p.m. – Panel on Community Engagement Centers and Institutes (Moderator-Renia Ehrenfeucht)
Director, Indigenous Design + Planning Institute
Director, Community Engagement Center
Associate Director, Center for Participatory Research
Robert G. (Rob) DelCampo
Executive Director of UNM's Innovation Academy
4:30-4:50 – Keynote, New Mexico Lt. Gov. Howie Morales
4:50-5 p.m. – Closing Remarks
UNM President Garnett S. Stokes
5-6:30 p.m. – Reception
Community Engagement at The University of New Mexico is focused on enhancing the quality of life, fostering growth and prosperity, and promoting progress not only in New Mexico but also in societies worldwide.
For more information, visit Community Engagement.