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The New American College Town

Designing Effective Campus and Community Partnerships

Colleges and universities have always had interesting relationships with their external communities, whether they are cities, towns, or something in between. In many cases, they are the main economic driver for their regions—State College, Pennsylvania, or Raleigh, North Carolina, for example—and in others, they exist side by side with thriving industries. In The New American College Town, James Martin, James E. Samels & Associates provide a practical guide for planning a new kind of American college town—one that moves beyond the nostalgia-tinged stereotype to achieve collaborative objectives.

What exactly is a college town in America today? Examining the broad range of partnerships transforming campuses and the communities around them, the book opens by detailing twenty characteristics of new American college towns. Subsequent chapters invite presidents, provosts, planners, mayors, architects, and association directors to share their views on how college town relationships are shaping new generations of students and citizens. The book tackles urban and rural institutions, as well as community colleges, and closes with predictions about what college towns will look like in twenty-five years. Contributors include presidents from Lehigh, Portland State, New Jersey City, and Connecticut College, along with five college town mayors and the current or former executive directors from the International Town-Gown Association, the Association for the Study of Higher Education, and others.

The book also traces how town-gown relations are expanding into innovative areas nationally and internationally, moving beyond familiar student life programs and services to hundred-million-dollar downtown developments. The first comprehensive, single-volume resource designed for leaders on both sides of these conversations, The New American College Town includes action plans, lessons learned, and pitfalls to avoid in developing transformative relationships between colleges and their extended communities.

Contributors: Robert C. Andringa, Aaron Aska, Beth Bagwell, Katherine Bergeron, Kelly A. Cherwin, Phillip DiChiara, Lorin Ditzler, Mauri A. Ditzler, Kevin E. Drumm, Erin Flynn, Michael Fox, Joel Garreau, Susan Henderson, Andrew W. Hibel, Patrick Hyland, Jr., Jay Kahn, James Martin, Miguel Martinez-Saenz, Fred McGrail, Kim Nehls, Krisan Osterby, Tracee Reiser, Stuart Rothenberger, Kate Rousmaniere, James E. Samels, Rick Seltzer, John D. Simon, Jefferson A. Singer, Allison Starer, Wim Wiewel, Eugene L. Zdziarski II

About the Authors

James Martin is a senior consultant at The Registry and a senior contributor at HigherEdJobs.com. James E. Samels is the CEO and president of The Education Alliance and the founder of Samels & Associates, a law firm concentrating in higher education law. They are the coauthors of seven books, including Turnaround: Leading Stressed Colleges and Universities to Excellence, The Provost's Handbook: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer, and Consolidating Colleges and Merging Universities: New Strategies for Higher Education Leaders.

Endorsements

"An excellent book full of fascinating essays. The New American College Town will be of great interest to college and university presidents and other senior administrators, who will undoubtedly read it to help them address relationships with their towns or cities. It will also greatly interest scholars of higher education and of urban history."

- Steven J. Diner, Rutgers University–Newark, author of Universities and Their Cities: Urban Higher Education in America

"This compendium of essays by planners, architects, college leaders, and elected officials offers a mind-expanding variety of perspectives on the prospects for communities that are fortunate to be home to a college or university. The multiple approaches in these essays show how unimaginative and even sentimental we have often been when considering how to shape the futures of these special places. Anyone who lives in a college town—or who cares about one as a college alumnus(a)—would benefit from reading this volume."

- Richard Ekman, President, The Council of Independent Colleges

"James Martin and James E. Samels have created an invaluable guide to a key relationship for every college and university—the one it has with its neighbors. The New American College Town explores how institutions of higher education are stronger when they participate in the communities that surround them. It is a must-read for anyone leading a college or university."

- Leocadia (Lee) I. Zak, President, Agnes Scott College
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