The University of Virginia has created the President’s Council on UVA-Community Partnerships to work with UVA President Jim Ryan on issues including jobs and wages, affordable housing, equitable health care and youth education.
The council will be a more long-standing iteration of the UVA-Community Working Group, which Ryan established last fall to examine how the University could strengthen its relationship with surrounding communities. Members, listed below, served on the UVA-Community Working Group and include community leaders and faculty and staff members. First-year student Zyahna Bryant of Charlottesville will serve as a student member, succeeding recently graduated law student Toccara Nelson, who served on the original working group.
The council will meet with Ryan three to four times each year while inviting additional community members and UVA faculty, staff and students to be involved in smaller groups to work on specific initiatives. (READ MORE)
Source: UVA Today (Caroline Newman)