6 - Number of graduate programs in the college ranked in the top 100 nationwide by U.S. News and World Report in March 2016
Fall 2015 - Launch of the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice
Spring 2016 - Launch of the completely online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program
2015-16 - Academic year in which the college recognized 25 years since its founding in 1990-91
> 1,700 - Number of children and adults with speech, language and hearing problems served by the Communication Disorders Clinic
Orange County Children's Leadership Alliance Partnership
"The Center for Community Partnerships, along with
Dr. Michael Frumkin and Dr. Nancy Ellis, has brought a good
deal of academic expertise to the Orange County Children's
Leadership Alliance. With the input of their expertise in
successfully working with community based groups, they bring a
process and structure that assists in getting focus and attention
for our community based agenda for children." -- Dick Batchelor,
community leader and owner of Dick Batchelor Management Group,
The vision, mission and goals of the Orange County Children's
Leadership Alliance are as follows:
A community where our children and families are self-sufficient,
productive, healthy and safe
To provide a platform for effective leadership, advocacy,
collaboration and meaningful support to community organizations
serving Orange County's children and families
to promote an effective and coordinated network of services and
organizations for Orange County's children and families
to engage the community through awareness, support and active
to provide effective governance of the Orange County Community
If we can change the system and bring people together to have the right kind of conversations, then we can really make a long-term change in people's lives -- and that is the goal.
— Nancy Ellis,
The idea is to form a long-term partnership in the community that, over time, can have a significant impact on improving the lives of children and families.
— Dean Michael Frumkin,
Dean of the College of Health and Public Affairs
SYNERGY…that’s the word that comes to mind. Without the collaborations facilitated by the Center for Community Partnerships we would not have been able to produce results for kids.
— Raymond Larsen,
Children’s Community Services Director, Heart of Florida United Way
We could not have implemented the Evans Community School without the vast resources and expertise of the committed and dedicated staff.
— Charlene Sears-Tolbert,
Children’s Home Society of Florida, Evans Community School Director
“The Center for Community Partnerships has been a real treasure for Central Florida. They have helped so many organizations, established needed services, and given the community a welcome link to the University.”
— Linda Sutherland,
I am in awe of the amount of time, patience, and expertise that the CCP has expended during our joint project with OCPS in developing the Evans Community School. Dr. Ellis and Dean Frumkin are tireless advocates who...
— David Bundy,
President/CEO, Children’s Home Society of Florida