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Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Designees

IEP designated institutions have demonstrated a meaningful, substantial, and sustainable commitment to  university economic engagement. New classes of IEP Designees are recognized by APLU and its Commission on Economic and Community Engagement during each APLU Annual Meeting, the world's largest convening of public university presidents, provosts, vice-presidents, and other senior administrators. Upon earning this distinction, institutions continue to learn and benefit from the IEP Universities program by joining a vibrant and internationally recognized community of practice around economic engagement. Learn more about pursing the designation by reviewing the application guidelines and other details. 

Congratulations to the 2021 IEP Designated Institutions: North Carolina A&T State University and University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth! 

2020 IEP Designees

  • IEP Designees (Alphabetical List)
    • Arizona State University-Tempe
    • Auburn University
    • Binghamton University
    • Boise State University
    • Bowling Green State University
    • California State University-Northridge
    • Clemson University
    • Cleveland State University
    • Colorado State University
    • East Carolina University
    • Florida International University
    • Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Indiana University
    • Iowa State University
    • Kansas State University
    • Mississippi State University
    • Montana State University
    • New Jersey Institute of Technology
    • New Mexico State University
    • North Carolina A&T State University
    • North Carolina State University
    • Northern Illinois University
    • Ohio University
    • Purdue University
    • South Dakota State University
    • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
    • Texas Tech University
    • The Ohio State University
    • The Pennsylvania State University
    • The State University of New York (SUNY) System
    • The University of Utah
    • University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • University of Arizona
    • University of California-Davis
    • University of California-San Diego
    • University of Central Florida
    • University of Cincinnati
    • University of Colorado-Boulder
    • University of Georgia
    • University of Houston
    • University of Idaho
    • University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
    • University of Kansas
    • University of Louisville
    • University of Maryland-College Park
    • University of Massachusetts-Boston
    • University of Massachusetts-Lowell
    • University of Memphis
    • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
    • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    • University of Mississippi
    • University of Missouri-Columbia
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • University of New Hampshire
    • University of New Mexico
    • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
    • University of North Carolina-Charlotte
    • University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
    • University of Oklahoma
    • University of Pittsburgh
    • University of South Florida
    • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    • University of Texas at El Paso
    • University of Toledo
    • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • Utah State University
    • Virginia Tech
    • Washington State University
    • Wayne State University
    • Western University
    • Western Washington University


  • 2021 IEP Designees
       UT Knoxville                        University of Texas at El Paso  
  • 2020 IEP Designees
       UT Knoxville University of Texas at El Paso  University of Utah
  • 2019 IEP Designees
       University of Colorado Boulder University of Mississippi Western Washington University
  • 2018 IEP Designees
  • 2017 IEP Designees
  • 2016 IEP Designees
     The University of North Carolina- Charlotte
  • 2015 IEP Designees
  • 2014 IEP Designees
  • 2013 IEP Designees

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Economic Development & Engagement
A set of core ideas to help universities focus efforts not only on telling their economic engagement story well, but also growing, improving, and advancing their economic engagement enterprise and thereby accelerating economic development in their regions, nationally, and globally.

Featured Project & Initiative

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Economic Development & Engagement
Education for employment upon graduation is important, but a four-year degree should also put graduates in a better position to adapt as employment requirements change throughout their careers.

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