Sharon Stroye, MBA, MPA
Director of Public Engagement, SPAA and Director, Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Center @ Rutgers University – Newark
School of Public Affairs and Administration, RU-N
Sharon Stroye currently serves as Director of Public Engagement in the School of Public Affairs and Administration. She also serves as the Director for the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Center in Newark. Sharon holds two Masters degrees in Business and Public Administration (MBA and MPA) including an undergraduate degree in Accounting. Born and raised in the city of Newark, NJ has afforded her the expertise of creating inclusive community programming for the residents of the city. In the dual roles of Director, Sharon has the ability to cultivate a community engaged culture and inclusive environment through teaching, research and public service.
Charles Menifield, PhD
Dean, School of Public Affairs and Administration
The Office of Public Engagement (OPE) in the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) is responsible for building mutually beneficial relationships between faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners. The OPE is proposing to increase faculty participation in public engagement programming by 5% annually. The ReImagining Public Engagement proposal will define and identify which activities, events, or programming the SPAA faculty (tenured, tenure-track, non-tenure-track, and part-time lecturers) consider public engagement. A process will be implemented to track the defined parameters established by the faculty to increase the faculty participation rate.