The mission of the Community-Campus Partnership is a collaborative, ongoing partnership between local residents, students and the University of Connecticut to improve the quality of life for all members of the community.
The Community-Campus Partnership has continued under UConn President Susan Herbst and is currently managed under the direction of John Armstrong, Director of Off-Campus Student Services (UConn).
In the fall of 2003, President Austin and Mayor Betsy Paterson (Town of Mansfield) appointed founding members to the Mansfield-Community Campus Partnership (MCCP). The members included students, community residents, town officials, police officials, and faculty and staff of the University. The founding co-chairs were Mayor Betsy Paterson, Town of Mansfield and Julie Elkins, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs (UConn).
The following areas were identified as priorities to improve the quality of life in the community:
- To foster a culture of involvement on campus and within the greater Mansfield Community.
- To reduce irresponsible behavior for part-time and full-time Mansfield residents.
- To develop collaborative approaches to work with property owners and area businesses to ensure responsible practices.
- To assist and support students in becoming integrated members of the Mansfield community.
- To increase awareness of and participation in the Partnership.
- To facilitate open, ongoing discussions on community issues.
- To serve as an advisory group on town and university initiatives.
In the Spring of 2015, the Mansfield Community Campus Partnership was merged with the Town/University Relations Committee. This was done to streamline community efforts among all constituents.
The Mansfield Community Campus Partnership changed its name to be the Community Campus Partnership (CCP) to highlight initiatives and collaborative efforts of various University and Town members to improve the quality of life in Mansfield and surrounding communities.