Community Development and College Graduate Draw and Retention

The Project

The interdisciplinary PhD in Leadership Studies faculty and students were asked to investigate how to improve the city’s draw and retention of college graduates. Investigators wanted to know (1) what were the preferences of the target group, (2) how did the city go about identifying and addressing these preferences, and (3) how were decisions made and by whom regarding community development that would draw and retain this particular demographic. In the attempt to attract and sustain this group, did city leaders leverage other forms of community capital? The findings of this study were presented to college presidents and to the city in 2013.

Our Partners

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Relevant Documents

UCA Agreement Letter

Hendrix Agreement Letter

Chamber of Commerce Agreement Letter

Central Baptist College Agreement Letter

City of Conway Agreement Letter