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About Anchor University

Anchor University

In the 2018 Fall Address to the campus community, Sacramento State President Robert S. Nelsen outlined a vision to deepen and strengthen the University’s engagement with the community by transforming the campus into an “anchor university.”

"An anchor university is the opposite of the Ivory Tower. It aims to connect its students, faculty, and staff with the community and, in turn, help build and heal that community, achieving lasting solutions and improvements through inclusive civic engagement."

President Nelsen, The Sacramento Bee, August 27, 2018

About The Initiative

Anchor University Task Force

A 50-member Anchor University Task Force, appointed by President Nelsen, was charged to conduct a comprehensive review of the University’s existing community engagement efforts, conduct an assessment of community needs, and make recommendations on an organizational infrastructure that would develop and support the University’s anchor mission.

Anchor University Task Force Report Summary

Anchor University Task Force Full Report

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