This strategic move will give Shaw University a tangible presence in the heart of RTP, opening up new avenues for growth and development. This strategic move will provide Shaw University with a tangible presence in the heart of RTP, opening up new avenues for growth and development.
The collaboration will secure[September 19, 2023]Shaw University a dedicated office space within Frontier RTP innovation campus, located in the heart of the Hub RTP development, RTP’s new vibrant downtown area. ShawU will have private offices, an administrative area and classrooms within the Frontier RTP 800 Building. Additionally, Shaw University will have access to the common areas of the associated buildings, which include state-of-the-art conference rooms, a collaborative co-working space, and additional event spaces to advance several initiatives:
Institutional Advancement – The RTP facility offers a dedicated space to meet with donors and forge new corporate partnerships; Student Affairs – Career Services will leverage the space to engage potential corporate partners for internships, job fairs, and job opportunities, thereby enhancing students’ career prospects;
- Academics – The classroom areas within Frontier 800 offer versatile spaces for conducting certificate and adult education classes on a regular or as-needed basis, further enhancing Shaw University’s academic capacity.
- Dr. Paulette Dillard said, “The partnership between Shaw University and RTP will provide Shaw with proximity, proximity to leading companies, proximity to business leaders, and proximity to success. Shaw University now has a dedicated space at RTP where it can host educational seminars and job fairs. Shaw will be at the front door for opportunities with RTP companies looking for students for internships and jobs, thus building another pipeline for diverse talent in the region.”
- About the Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina:
Since 1959, the Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina (RTF) has served Research Triangle Park in its mission to facilitate collaboration among our region’s industries, universities, and workforce, and create economic impact for the residents of North Carolina by attracting the world’s most innovative companies and top-tier talent to North Carolina. RTP is located centrally between Duke University, North Carolina State University and North Carolina Central University. It has 70,000 acres, 60,000 workers, over 375 national laboratories and companies, including Biogen and EPA. For more information, visit https://www.rtp.org.
About Shaw University:
Shaw University, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, is the first historically Black institution of higher education founded in North Carolina and is among the oldest in the nation. Henry Martin Tupper founded the University in 1865. Paulette Dillard is the University’s current 18th president. For more information, visit: www.shawu.edu
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