Building Partnerships with State Agencies to Deliver on Our Mission: A Forum with the North Carolina Office of Strategic Partnerships

Please join the College of Health and Human Performance and the North Carolina Office of Strategic Partnerships for an event that will elucidate the ways that researchers and state agencies can form fruitful partnerships, including pathways for establishing partnerships and the means for overcoming challenges that may be encountered. Students are welcome!

Date: January 19th, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Main Campus Student Center Room 249

Register for the forum

This forum will include representatives from the North Carolina Office of Strategic Partnerships and select state agencies.

This event will include:

  • Opening remarks by Dr. Sharon Paynter, Acting Chief Research and Engagement Officer
  • Lightning talks highlighting successful ECU partnerships with state agencies
  • A presentation by Jenni Owen, Director of the North Carolina Office of Strategic Partnerships, on the pathways and best practices for engaging with state agencies
  • Opportunities for networking with faculty with established state agency partnerships
  • An overview of special considerations for state grants, from Dr. Deborah Lundin, Director of Pre-Award Services

The event is organized by the College of Health & Human Performance and co-sponsored by:

  • Academic Library Services
  • College of Allied Health Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Nursing
  • Laupus Health Sciences Library
  • North Carolina Agromedicine Institute
  • REDE
  • Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Health Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event at 252-737-1018 or

If you have questions about the event, please contact Kerry Sewell (, Research Development Director, College of Health & Human Performance.