“The similar missions of UWA and ACE are geared toward positive, sustainable change through economic and community development. UWA is actively vested and engaged in meeting the needs of stakeholders through effective service and outreach to enhance community relations. Partnering with ACE is an excellent opportunity to increase the depth and breadth of economic, business, and community development programs available in our service areas. Collectively, UWA and ACE are partnering to enhance community opportunities for long term success.”
University of West Alabama
Dr. Aliquippa Allen is the ACE representative for the University of West Alabama. The University of West Alabama is a state-supported, coeducational institution of higher learning governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Governor. As a regional institution, the University’s foremost commitment is meeting the educational needs of the State and particularly of the West Alabama area. Valuing a diverse student enrollment, though, it also welcomes students from throughout the United States and from other countries.
The primary purpose of the University is to provide opportunities for students to pursue a quality education through associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and education specialist degrees in liberal arts, natural sciences and mathematics, pre-professional programs, nursing, technology, business, and education. Importance is placed on providing opportunities within the curricula for the development of enhanced skills in critical thinking, communication, leadership, and computer literacy. The University also seeks to provide students opportunities for growth beyond the classroom through a wide range of extracurricular activities, programs, and services and through the maintenance of an environment of cultural and intellectual diversity. Through the total educational experience that it provides and through its encouragement of the free exchange of ideas among faculty, administration, and students, the University attempts to assist its students in developing the important qualities of independent thinking and respect for the ideas of others and in building firm foundations of personal integrity and character in order to realize their quests for a philosophy of life and for self-fulfillment. For additional information, visit the website: http://www.uwa.edu/