3P4 Building and Maintaining Relationships with Key Stakeholders
Western is continually building and maintaining strong relationships with its stakeholders. These relationships are critical in helping Western develop its focus. Interactive communication with stakeholders, such as the following, enhances the institution’s involvement in planning and solving regional education and training issues.
- Western interacts regularly with governmental decision makers.
- Western interacts regularly with businesses, and employees serve on internal and external boards and advisory committees such as the Institute for Industrial and Applied Life Sciences, the Northwest Missouri Workforce Investment Board and the Allied Arts Council.
- During applied learning activities, such as internships and practica, students and faculty interact with area businesses in several community settings.
- Faculty and staff consult and provide research related to business.
- Western engages its alumni through activities, communications and programs throughout the nation to strengthen relationships and to provide ongoing dialogue resulting in continuous improvement in alumni services.
- Western’s Gold Coat Board builds and maintains strong connections to Western’s Gold Coat members through a variety of activities surrounding student athletes, athletic events and fundraising. An annual banquet co-sponsored by Gold Coat partners honors the academic, athletic and community service achievements of student athletes.
- Articulations and transfer agreements build relationships with other universities, colleges, and other educational institutions.