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Business Units OFFICE OF STRATEGIC BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

and has grown to approximately 200 students

The Office of Strategic Business Development

motivations, and include working professionals,

builds alliances with strategic partners inside and outside the university. Internal partnerships include working with the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Business School, and Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion. Externally, the unit is working with American Association of Community Colleges, Goodwill Industries of New York/New Jersey, Cisco Networking Academy, National Caucus & Center on Black Aging, AARP, and the National Hispanic Council on Aging. Joint grant proposals have been

per semester. Rutgers Visiting Students have a wide variety of backgrounds, interests and college graduates and non-graduates, and current students at other institutions. Visiting students may enroll in undergraduate and graduate-level college courses on all three campuses and at satellite facilities across the state. They have the opportunity to take classes in multiple disciplines, studying alongside Rutgers undergraduate and graduate students. visiting.rutgers.edu visiting@docs.rutgers.edu

submitted or proposed to Blackstone Foundation, Kessler Foundation, Bank of America, and the The unit has built highly productive relationships

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE (OLLI-RU)

with strategic partners and innovators in the areas

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a major

of supplier diversity, supplier development, and

provider of non-credit, personal enrichment

entrepreneurship and has expanded its long-time

programming for older adults in New Jersey, serving

relationship with the National Minority Supplier

more than 2,000 individuals throughout Middlesex,

Development Council. It is launching an innovative

Monmouth, Mercer, Somerset, Ocean, Hunterdon,

online program with the Houston Minority Supplier

Burlington, Atlantic, and Union counties. With

Development Council in capacity building, and is

locations in Highland Park, New Brunswick, and

in the development stage of a partnership with the

Freehold, OLLI-RU offered 278 classes in 2015, led

Nielsen Corporation to promote entrepreneurial

by 71 instructors from the community and from all

skills among a diverse range of suppliers.

walks of life — retired Rutgers faculty, retired faculty

development@docs.rutgers.edu

from neighboring institutions, retired government

U.S. Department of Labor Apprenticeship Grant.

officials, experts in their field, Ph.D. candidates, and artists. OLLI-RU also brings programming to

OFFICE OF VISITING STUDENTS The Office of Visiting Students offers nonmatriculated students an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and skills, to “try on” the college academic experience on a non-degree basis at Rutgers University during the academic year. The program began its first semester in 2009 with five students

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RUTGER S DIVISION OF CONTINUING STUDIES

assisted living facilities, serving those older adults who cannot travel, including the Parker Memorial Home in Highland Park and Applewood in Freehold. The OLLI-RU is recognized nationally for its size and excellent programming. The Bernard Osher Foundation awarded the program two $1 million endowments to further the mission and impact of OLLI-RU on the region. olliru.rutgers.edu olliru@docs.rutgers.edu

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