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San Diego State University

Strategic Plan

Working group: Neighbor/ Community Relations

Goal: Establish a cross-divisional working group to reassess and recommend ways to renew and revitalize good neighbor relationships with the surrounding community. A set of recommendations should be completed by December 1, 2013
Divisional Reporting: University Relations and Development

Working Group Progress Update:

  • Investments provide support for good neighbor relations. A working group was formed to enhance communications and relationships with the local community.  In 13/14, a plan was implemented to reduce the impact of noise from athletics events and hosted a clean-up in the local neighborhood.  In 14/15, $300,000 in one-time funds was allocated to hire an additional public safety officer to serve as a community liaison with our neighbors, local community groups and the San Diego Police Department.  A faculty incentive program was initiated to encourage faculty homeownership in the College Area.  The working group researched 10 universities across the country to identify best practices in university/neighbor relations.  The President's Leadership Fund invested $10,000 to support the College Area Community Garden, a campus based community organic garden/urban farm partnership between the College Area and SDSU.  In addition, through work with Associated Students, the Good Neighbor program was revitalized under the Campus Community Commission.  New activities included dissemination of a new community brochure, a new community webpage, and the hosting of a College Area Community Council meeting in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.

2013/2014 Working Group Report

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Committee Members

Chair:  Megan Collins

    • Lamine Secka, Public Safety (Business and Financial Affairs)
    • Lee Mintz, Student Rights and Responsibilities (Student Affairs)
    • Randy Timm, Student Life and Leadership (Student Affairs)
    • Kara Bauer, Residential Education (Student Affairs)
    • Beth Chee, Marketing and Communications (University Relations and Development)
    • Jacqueline Karczweski, Associated Students Representative
    • Hassan Abdinur, Associated Students Representative
    • John Putman, University Senate Representative
    • Janey Jennings, University Senate Representative