Honors Recognize Northern Illinois University, The State University of New York, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Michigan for their Economic Engagement Efforts
November 12, 2013—Recognizing public universities that have demonstrated exemplary work in economic engagement, APLU today announced the four winners of its inaugural Economic Prosperity University Awards (IEPA). The winners—Northern Illinois University, The
State University of New York, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Michigan—were drawn from a pool of 16 institutions that APLU recently designated as Innovation & Economic Prosperity Universities. The awards, which were given during APLU’s 126th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, are in the categories of innovation, place, and overall.
“These four institutions demonstrate the critical role that public universities play in taking cutting edge research and translating it into new opportunities for economic growth with businesses in their state,” APLU President Peter McPherson said. “All of the schools that participated in this award process illustrated a core responsibility of public universities – giving back to their communities and state in ways that strengthen the economy and improve the quality of life for residents of that state. APLU will continue to serve as a resource for public universities to expand their economic engagement activities to help advance their local economy.”