The Department of Public Affairs and Economic Development, housed within the Office of the President, serves as TU’s primary portal for Government Relations, Economic Development Initiatives, Community Relations and Development, Community Service and Service Learning.
The responsibilities of this department include:
- Actively seeking government funding for university research, programs and activities.
- Developing and implementing strategies for the university’s coordinated response to challenges, threats and opportunities related to federal, state and local legislation and regulation.
- Developing and implementing strategic partnerships with civic, business, education and philanthropic sectors as well as government at all levels for the benefit of the university including Gilcrease Museum, Downtown, and North campuses.
- Directing and expanding True Blue Neighbors (TBN), the university’s coordinating arm for a robust student, faculty and staff volunteer clearinghouse, to a community service, research and development center.