The College of Health and Public Affairs welcomed Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and several members of her staff to a meeting July 30 to discuss news ways for the county and college to partner.
College Dean Michael Frumkin introduced Jacobs and her staff to the college’s chairs and directors during a lunch-time meeting held in Health and Public Affairs building I.
The college leaders went on to describe some of the exciting community-based activities in their programs, several of which involve Orange County government. They also identified new ways their programs might work with the county.
In turn, Jacobs shared some of her biggest concerns for the county with the group. Among them are homelessness, domestic violence and the need for second-chance opportunities for young offenders, she said.
The exchange revealed a number of overlaps between the mayor’s concerns and the college’s areas of research, service and teaching.
Jacobs said she will ask her chief of staff, Graciela Noriega Jacoby (M.P.A., ’03), to reach out to members of the college to schedule more in-depth discussions on new ways the county and college might work together.
“UCF makes partnerships easy,” Jacobs remarked.
Current partnerships between Orange County and the college include:
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