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Provide Outreach to the Region and Serve as a Resource in its Economic Development

Strategic Initiative Eight: Provide Outreach to the Region and Serve as a Resource in its Economic Development

The Citadel’s commitment to economic development, organizational partnerships, and community-based service is well demonstrated through engagement in a wide spectrum of outreach and volunteer activities. The Citadel will strengthen its leadership role in, and outreach and contributions to, the economic development of the Lowcountry. The Citadel will focus on enhancing outreach and economic development activities, expanding partnerships, and developing specialized education and training programs for public, private and non-profit organizations.

Objective 8.1

Enhance institutional outreach and economic development activities   
As The Citadel’s engagement with the community and business organizations continues to expand, it is critical to coordinate and centralize outreach and economic development activities. 


  • Host a global leadership challenge, an event hosted by The Citadel in which high school students evaluate critical global lifestyle, infrastructure and public policy issues and present theoretical solutions

  • Expand the School of Business Administration’s efforts in entrepreneurship and technology transfer in partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Host events that service an increasing number of community members through outreach

Objective 8.2

Expand partnerships with business and community organizations  

Collaboration and partnerships with business and community organizations will strengthen
The Citadel and exert a major impact on the region’s economic development.


  • Create and implement the South Carolina Veterans Life Fair, a convention-style fair serving the needs of veterans in our community

  • Expand relationships with the Small Business Development Center and South Carolina Council for Economic Education

  • Develop educational and training programs to address identified business and           community needs

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Develop and implement a continuing education program that services multiple industries by 2015

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