Urban-Rural Ambassadors Summer Institute

Portland State University and Eastern Oregon University are leading an effort, along with their community partners, to create an Urban-Rural Ambassador Program, a two-week, six-credit residential summer institute for undergraduate students to explore urban and rural connections in Oregon, and to develop the collaborative skills to work across Oregon’s urban-rural divide. For more information see the program flyer (PDF) and watch the program video.

(Below) At Eastern Oregon University (EOU), Governor Brown signed two bills designating EOU as “the rural university” and allocating funds for a field house. In addition, she designated the Urban Rural Ambassador project, advanced by EOU’s Rural Economic Vitality Center, as an Oregon Solutions project.