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Mission Statement

Public Partnership and Outreach (PPO) serves the land grant mission of Texas A&M University by providing services that establish and support partnerships between the University and its stakeholders, which include on and off campus groups, faculty, administrators, academic affairs staff, local and regional communities, international peer institutions, industry, former students and faculty, and others.   Our engagement efforts build public trust, support engaged scholarship of faculty, and facilitate high-impact service learning in classrooms.   

While the full range of partnership activities is available on our website, PPO serves as a portal for those seeking connections with the University through such key services as the following:
  • Connecting the expertise of university entities with community groups, city, county and state governments, and quasi-governmental groups, such as Chambers of Commerce, economic development boards, civic organizations, industry associations and others,
  • Facilitating university-wide service learning and community engagement program, Texas Target Communities, serving under-resourced communities by engaging students, faculty and staff in community participatory planning projects
  • Coordinating and facilitating university - PK-12 partnerships, for youth, teachers and school administrators
  • Organizing logistics and best practice for Academic Affairs division-level events, such as Tradition of Excellence Awards, Distinguished Day, and Commencement, with appropriate academic leadership
  • Supporting instructors for continuing education and professional development offerings with centralized accreditation, payment, reporting, best practice and online teaching tools,    
  • Facilitating international agreement development and tracking for colleges and foreign partners,
  • Providing administrative and leadership support for signature international service providers and global partnership resources
  • Providing logistics and coordination for university’s International Advisory Board,
  • Facilitating a non-profit organization and event management for the region’s signature global cultural awareness event, Brazos Valley Worldfest,
  • Serving as liaisons and coordinators to engage diverse communities of participants with university programs, including select former student networks, the Fulbright Scholars Program, and the Community of Faculty Retirees,
  • Connecting state, local, national, and international inquiries for Texas A&M partnership (speakers, agreements, program requests, research collaborations, student programs, etc.) to the appropriate university entities (departments, faculty, staff, programs, etc.)