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Dr. Richard Irwin from the University of Memphis talks to EAB’s Max Milder about the school’s unique collaboration with FedEx that offers employees, even those without a high school diploma, a guided pathway to earn a college degree.
They also touch on the benefits to all parties from innovative partnerships with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and others. Finally, Dr. Irwin shares his top tips for launching corporate partnerships and avoiding pitfalls that can weaken support for such projects among leadership teams on both sides.
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