ITGA relies on the leadership and insights of our members and key volunteers to ensure that our engagement efforts are aligned with the current and emerging needs of the membership.  The work coordinated by our committees and affinity groups draws on the skills of ITGA members and offer multiple opportunities for members to engage with the organization and enhance their knowledge and expertise within the profession.  Educational and outreach efforts are developed within the committee structure and inform the larger organization of areas of interest to pursue at a higher level in the future.  

All members are encouraged to consider joining a committee that aligns with their professional skills and background.

Communications Committee

Meeting time TBD| Contact person: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chaired by Joan Dickinson, Assistant Vice President, Community Relations, Stony Brook University, and Alison McCullick, Director of Community Relations, University of Georgia.

The mission of the Communications Committee is to raise the profile and visibility of the organization. The committee will accomplish this by using timely messaging, membership engagement, and contributions to weekly member communications. In addition, the committee will advise on media requests, promote ITGA on diversified media platforms, and regularly update and market information about ITGA activities, meetings, outreaches, and news updates that further the collective learning of members on town-gown issues.

Racial Justice and Equity Committee

Meeting time: Second Thursday of Every Month at 11:00 am (EDT)  | Contact person: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Co-Chaired by Summur Roberts, Director, Office of Community Engagement, Loyola University-Chicago, IL. And Nicole B. Prewitt, Ed.D., Director of Programs and Partnerships for Community Engagement, The University of Alabama

The Racial Justice and Equity Committee will serve as a central hub of conversation, content and policy development for members who envision an equitable and just world. Through an intersectional lens, we will discuss and engage new and innovative ways for members to facilitate healing and liberation for historically marginalized people. In addition, the committee will support long-term systemic change by sharing its learnings in-person, and virtually, across the nation and globally. 

Professional Development Committee

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Co-Chairs Melissa Selesky, Senior Director, Community Affairs, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and Kathryn Hofer, Director, Student Experience, University of Guelph

The Professionals Development Committee is the umbrella for organizing webinar ideas/suggestions by members and for designing content for the new Certificate in Town-Gown Relations program.