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Campus and Community Research Collaborative

The Campus and Community Research Collaborative (CCRC) is a bi-annual, multi-disciplinary event sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Emerging Initiatives and the Office of the Provost. This faculty-driven initiative fosters opportunities to generate experiential student learning outcomes mutually benefiting research faculty and community partners. Since 2012, CCRC has enriched the quality of life of the local community by partnering with regional organizations and local agencies.

Pre-registration is required; please see registration form below.

CCRC 2018 Spring Keynote: February 15

Stuart WilliamsStuart Williams is a visionary and leader who creates and “(R)Evolutionaries.” After enjoying a successful career as a business builder, owner and executive ($800 million in realized value for the companies he started, ran and or worked with as an executive), he has spent the past eight years helping private or public ecosystems embrace the business, investment, humanitarian and environmental thesis of “Making a Profit While Making a Difference.”

In 1993, Stuart co-founded and became president and CEO of the Strategic Research Institute (SRI), which he built into one of the world’s leading business-to-business conference companies. He sold SRI in 2006 to American Lawyer Media (ALM), a Wasserstein portfolio company. After the sale, he joined the five-person executive committee of ALM to integrate numerous portfolio companies in order to sell the business. This was successfully achieved in August 2007. Prior to the Strategic Research Institute, he worked in various positions at the London-based corporate finance firm Berwin LaRoche Group, PLC, where, as a partner, he helped guide the company through its sale to Dominion International.

Also in 1993, Williams co-created the business, investment, humanitarian and environmental thesis of “Making a Profit While Making a Difference.” Using his own blueprint for a whole systems approach that goes beyond sustainability, his team was the first to design and run a project that engaged an entire     country to build its emerging economy on the principles of people, planet and profit. In addition to governments, Williams and his team design similar programs for private ecosystems such as corporations, professional service firms, private family offices, endowments, foundations, and wealth, asset and investment managers.

Williams is a trusted adviser to recognizable U.S. families and the impact initiatives they develop and manage. He is a frequent guest lecturer on social and environmental entrepreneurship at the College of Charleston and is a frequent global speaker on how to generate the future’s highest and most sustainable profits by embracing people and planet. He has presented his work to the Elders and at the United Nations.

In addition to his consulting and design work, Williams is currently a director of the Be Earth Foundation, a United Nations IGO; executive director of the Alabaster Jar Foundation; and an adviser and board member of multiple profit and nonprofit purpose-driven organizations.


Breakout One: “Incorporating Volunteer Capacity into Nonprofit Financial Reporting” 

  • Karen Maguire, CCU Professor of Accounting

Breakout Two: “Entrepreneurial Resources for Nonprofits”  

  • Jan Silverman, Conway Innovation Center


Registrants may park in parking lot YY located on Highway 544, then take the Bronze shuttle which runs every 10 minutes to the Lib Jackson Student Union. To return to the parking lot, take the same Bronze shuttle. 

I will attend the entire event at the Lib Jackson Student Union, from 8:15 – 1:30
I will attend Breakouts, from 9:15 – 11:00
I will attend the Keynote, from 11:15 – 12:05
I will attend the Speed-Dating Luncheon, from 12:15 - 1:30
Please assist us in evaluating the Campus & Community Research Collaborative event by replying to this survey no later than 5pm on Tuesday, March 20th.

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