USC Upstate News

Prince Selected as a Ford Foundation Regionalism and Sustainable Development Fellow

05- 12- 2008

Judith PrinceSpartanburg, S.C. – Dr. Judith Prince, vice chancellor for the Greenville Campus at the University of South Carolina Upstate, has been selected as a Ford Foundation Regionalism and Sustainable Development (RSD) Fellow. This program is sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), a national association uniquely serving individuals involved in the management of chambers of all sizes.

The Fellowship offers chamber executives and community leaders a unique opportunity to deepen their understanding of regionalism and sustainable development concepts, policies and practices, as well as forge new relationships with chamber leaders across the country. Participants work experience and knowledge will enhance group discussions and guide the group’s development of a regional action plan (RAPs) that will focus their learning on an issue critical to the region.

The Fellowship provides hands-on training, peer knowledge exchange, research and examination of working models on a wide-range of sustainability issues, such as: infrastructure, land use, environmental stewardship, housing, minority inclusion, workforce development, education, immigration, and inner-city challenges. Fellows will become part of a cadre of influential leaders who are ready to apply their knowledge to make their own regions more prosperous, vital and inclusive. The growing cadre will, in turn, reinforce the national and global movement benefiting regional economies everywhere.