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Community and University Partnerships

Learning Curve: Kids Explore Science at MTSU

Mission: The mission of partnerships at MTSU is to encourage the development of important bonds and connections that lead to a sharing of human, spatial, financial and knowledge resources.

Vision: MTSU will be a recognized leader among comprehensive public universities that emphasize undergraduate education while also having a significant commitment to graduate and research programs and to partnership-centered outreach programs.

Definition: Partnership is defined as a mutually beneficial relationship between two or more institutions including: Businesses, Industries, Universities, School systems, Service organizations, and Non-profit organizations...that allow goals to be accomplished that are beyond the reach of any one party acting alone.

Partnerships encourage development of important bonds and connections that lead to a sharing of human, spatial, financial, and knowledge resources.

President McPhee's Comments from his August 2001 Inaugural
"We must strengthen our relationships with the community by developing alliances with business, industry, the school systems, and the city and county."

 Contact Info

Rosemary W. Owens, EdD
Partnerships Coordinator
Middle Tennessee State University
111 Cope Administration
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Email: partner@mtsu.edu
Phone: 615-898-2180
Fax: 615-898-5029


Fantasy of China performance in Wright Music Hall. Tibetan Girls performed by Cheng Ma, Naomi Siegel, Jiankun Wang, and Bing Wu.

Chinese Connection

Rachel Qian said a volunteer job at MTSU’s Confucius Institute has given her a new outlook on life in the United States.

MTSU President Sidney McPhee discusses university priorities in his office at the Cope Administration Building in 2012.

McPhee Guides Work to Build Partnerships Around the World

The 10th president in the university’s 103-year history, McPhee has helped the university add 30 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, the most recent being a bachelor’s program in mechatronics engineering.


ART Reception at Todd Art Gallery

The MTSU Todd Art Gallery in partnership with the Murfreesboro City Hall Art Committee (CHAC) invites the public to an opening reception Thursday, July 10, 2014, 5-7 p.m. for the Winner’s Invitational Exhibit featuring the awards’ recipients from the “Branches of One Tree Rooted in Love” themed art competitions held for the students of Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Schools earlier in 2014.