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Community and Government Affairs

Community and Government Affairs builds strategic relationships, promotes ongoing engagement between the University and its surrounding community, and seeks new opportunities to further the University’s research, academic, and service goals.

The office is a proactive contributor to University initiatives and serves as the liaison between the University and elected officials, government agencies, civic and community organizations, and other external partners.

The goals of government affairs and community affairs are closely linked and synergistic. In government affairs, the focus is on the development and strengthening of relationships with elected officials and government agencies at the local, state, and federal level. Advocacy for positions of vital interest to the University, development of strategic alliances, analysis of relevant legislation, and identification of potential government funding sources are prime examples of government affairs initiatives.

The importance of cultivating strong, positive relationships is also a hallmark of community affairs at USciences. Promotion of the University’s community engagement efforts, identification of opportunities to enhance the physical and economic landscape of the surrounding neighborhood, exploration of potential K-12 academic partnerships, and identification of funding sources to support engagement activities are just a few examples of community affairs initiatives.

USciences Opportunity Scholarship

USciences is opening the door to rewarding careers in science and healthcare for students living near our campus. Our Opportunity Scholarship makes tuition one less hurdle on the road to success for eligible Philadelphia high school students who otherwise might find a university degree to be unaffordable


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  • Events Mark Black History Month At USciences

    February 07, 2019

    Events hosted by the Office of Student Life and the Black Student Union will honor Black History and Culture Month at USciences.

  • USciences Scholarship Helps Philadelphia Students Afford College

    January 30, 2019

    Rohan Nainan PharmD'24, enrolled at University of the Sciences' pharmacy program this past fall with the goal of using his college education to improve the lives of others. For him, the university's academics, affordable tuition, and city culture made it the perfect fit.

  • Dennis Collins Named Director of Facilities

    January 03, 2019

    With more than 20 years of experience working at institutions of higher education and over 35 years of extensive experience in facilities management, Dennis Collins has been named Director of Facilities Services at University of the Sciences.

  • USciences Donates More than 450 Thanksgiving Meals

    November 27, 2018

    The USciences community donated Thanksgiving meals for hundreds of families in West Philadelphia during the seventh annual Appeal for a Meal food drive on November 19.

  • USciences Awarded Grant Support for Living & Learning Commons

    November 06, 2018

    University of the Sciences has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the state of Pennsylvania to support the ongoing construction of a new, mixed-use facility on campus, dubbed the "Living & Learning Commons."

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David L. Forde, Jr.
Vice President for Government and Community Affairs


Office Location: Griffith Hall, Room 101
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495