Through this five-year plan, the Weldon Cooper Center aims to build on our historical strengths, while joining forces with the increasingly diverse group of stakeholders and leaders working diligently to improve public life in Virginia and beyond.
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Cooper Center Strategic Plan
Our strategic plan reimagines public service and represents the steps we will take in the next five years toward our vision of thriving regions and communities shaped by informed, innovative, and inclusive civic leaders. The plan outlines how we will extend the University’s public service impact through researchers, faculty, students, and our partners in communities across Virginia. Through collaboration, innovation, inclusion, and attention to impact, we aim to engage the University in making the Commonwealth a national model for good governance and resilient communities.
The Cooper Center's Work in Southern Virginia
GO Virginia Region 3 and the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service partner together to advance economic development in Southern Virginia by expanding resources and the Commonwealth’s network. Region 3’s Program Director Bryan David interviews Larry D. Terry II., Executive Director, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, and Charles Majors and Randy Lail, both council members of Region 3.