Corporate Relations

Forging relationships with businesses and nonprofit organizations

Through its Office of University Development and Alumni Relations, Cal U builds partnerships with organizations in the public, private and nonprofit sectors -- locally, regionally and nationally. As part of the University’s mission, the executive director of community and corporate relations facilitates connections between businesses and Cal U to meet the region’s market and workforce needs and to partner with organizations to create opportunities for the region and the University.

Prepare the Future Workforce

Partner with us to strengthen the link between industry and higher education. Share industry trends and developments; improve access to specialized knowledge, expertise, technology or equipment; and assist us in shaping new academic programs and strengthening existing courses of study.

Cal U is especially interested in partnering with organizations that are committed to developing capacity in these areas:

  • Engineering, science and production, including mechatronics, robotics, unmanned aerial systems/drones, and environmental and Earth sciences.
  • Business and finance, including business analytics, entrepreneurship, statistics and SAS/data science, economics and accounting.
  • Information technology, including computer information systems and computer science.

Upskill Your Workforce

Address critical skills and talent development needs and strengthen your organization’s talent pipeline with customized training programs delivered at Cal U’s main campus, online, or in a combination that best suits your organization’s needs.

Enhance existing skills or build new capabilities among your employees with more than 40 certificate programs taught by Cal U faculty and available 100% online. Certificates are available in fields such as:

  • Applied criminology.
  • Business analytics.
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Intercollegiate athletic administration.
  • SAS data science.
  • Spanish for business.

See all Cal U degree and certificate programs

Prepare your company’s HR professionals to sit for certification by the Society for Human Resource Management. The 3-credit SHRM-CP®/SHRM-SCP® Certification Preparation course (HRM 410) combines face-to-face instruction with the latest SHRM Learning System to provide comprehensive and effective preparation for the exams. Learn about the SHRM certification prep course.

Contact us

Contact Dr. Jean Hale, executive director of community and corporate relations, to begin a conversation about ways that your organization might partner with Cal U. 

Office: South Hall, Room 210
Phone: 724-873-2765