VII.  Strengthen the College's Network with External Organizations and Increase Strategic Partnerships to Create New Opportunities for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni.

  1. Strengthen and expand advisory boards to enhance our academic programs, create highquality student internships, increase job placement and employment opportunities for our students, and generate fund-raising opportunities.
  2. Further refine the College's targeted electronic and social media communications strategy to enhance relationships with external constituencies including alumni, trustees, parents, guidance counselors, and other groups.
  3. Develop relationships with external organizations in government, corporate, nonprofit, and other sectors that will help advance the mission of the Raymond A. Rich Institute for Leadership Development.
  4. Enhance relationships with corporate or governmental organizations with professional development/ training programs that can act as feeders to graduate, professional, and degree completion programs.
  5. Improve collaboration between the College and the Marist Brothers. network worldwide to the mutual benefit of both organizations.
  6. Strengthen existing networks and partnerships in order to provide students, faculty, and staff members with access to new technologies that can be integrated into courses and research.
  7. Foster relationships with other educational institutions that could lead to partnerships, articulation agreements, and combined degree programs.