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APLU's Commission on Economic and Community Engagement serves as the association's key member body for senior university economic and community engagement administrators across APLU member universities and university systems. CECE also convenes presidents and chancellors, senior research officers, provosts, Cooperative Extension leaders, government relations and communications officers, and other administrators who have responsibility for planning, executing, or communicating their institution's work in economic or community engagement.


Questions regarding CECE or APLU's Office of Economic Development and Community Engagement? Contact APLU's Vice-President for Economic and Community Engagement, Sheila Martin. Follow CECE on Twitter at @APLUEngagement.

Featured Project & Initiative

Economic Development & Engagement
The IEP University Designation is earned by institutions demonstrating an institutional, sustainable, and substantive commitment to excellence in economic engagement.

Featured Project & Initiative

Magrath Award Winner
Economic Development & Engagement
With support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, APLU presents the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award to recognize the outstanding community-university engagement scholarship work of four-year public universities. The program recognizes colleges and universities that have redesigned their learning, discovery, and engagement missions to become even more involved with their communities.