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Why This Initiative Matters

Partnerships are necessary for sharing mutual interests and goals that maximize resources in meeting the mission and vision of Texas Woman's. Partnerships matter in order to provide a cohesive voice to internal and external stakeholders of the institution and leverage the uniqueness of the knowledge, skills and expertise of faculty, staff and partners. By fostering and engaging in strategic partnerships, we can better prepare students for the challenges of a rapidly changing world and impact the success of our students in a global society.

Scope of the Initiative

Texas Woman's will be engaged in meaningful partnerships that demonstrates its commitment to educating and empowering students, in addition to enhancing the collaborative work environment for faculty and staff. We will define the types of partnerships that our institution is currently engaged in as well as seek to establish relationships with potential collaborators that complement Texas Woman's overall mission and vision. This initiative will foster communication and strengthen relationships throughout our university system and create a lasting impact on our communities.


  • Establish a partnerships point of contact/ partnerships council
  • Identify and define types of partnerships
  • Assess the impact of current partnerships on the Texas Woman's community
  • Increase our outreach and expand our partnership opportunities

Milestones & Measures

  • Develop a rubric/criteria for establishing or seeking partnerships
  • Create a database for system wide partnerships
  • Quantify the impact of new partnerships
  • Track the number of partnerships in the new database

The Team

  • Juan Armijo, Co-Chair
    Director of Internships & Experiential Learning, Pioneer Center for Student Excellence
  • Tanisha Johnson, Co-Chair
    Director of Dual Enrollment Programs, Curriculum & Strategic Initiatives
  • Bailey Cockerham, member
    Assistant Director of Promise Initiatives and Outreach, Admissions
  • Becky Fredrickson, EdD, member
    Professor of Teacher Education, College of Professional Education
  • Shelby Gould, member
    Assistant Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, University Advancement/TWU Foundation
  • Aimee Laun, member
    Director of Career Connections Center
  • Rocío Gutiérrez, member
    Research Administrative Specialist, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs