Advancement, Engagement, and Economic Development (AEED)
Fredonia established the Advancement, Engagement, and Economic Development (AEED) division to facilitate and support university-community collaborations that enhance the intellectual, cultural, artistic, and economic vibrancy of the region. Such collaborations include active community engagement, and partnerships with local and regional organizations, governments, businesses and universities. Through governmental relations efforts, the division works strategically with elected officials at the county, state, and federal levels of government to maximize funding opportunities for the university.
President Virginia Horvath (center), flanked by Fredonia Mayor Athanasia Landis and Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas, sign documents that formalize Central Connection. Joining the ceremony are Vice President for Advancement, Engagement and Economic Development Kevin Kearns and Dunkirk Director of Planning and Development Rebecca Yanus.
The university, the Village of Fredonia and the City of Dunkirk are working together to advance an economic development plan, Central Connection, that will serve as a road map for investment and development along Central Avenue, the major thoroughfare that links the campus, the village and the central business district and lakefront in Dunkirk. » Learn more