We are excited to meet the needs of businesses and organizations in the Greater Rochester area by providing certificate and training programs through the Community Institutes at Roberts Wesleyan College, separate from the degree-based education we already offer.

The four individual Community Institutes will focus on local impact by building relationships with organizations in the Greater Rochester area. They will provide custom educational solutions and will draw upon faculty and community experts to provide organizations with training, research-based solutions and programs to effectively address needs.

Areas Served (Including, But Not Limited To): 

  • Multilingual business settings
  • Corporations and/ or Businesses
  • Government
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Law Enforcement
  • School Districts
  • Churches

Current or Past Partners


Contact Information

Dr. Steve Bovee

Dr. Steve Bovee
Executive Director of Community Engagement

Dr. Steven Bovee oversees The Community Institutes at Roberts Wesleyan College.  As the Executive Director, he works with institute directors and campus leaders to identify and cultivate community partners to support and expand the institute’s programs as well as assists the entire advancement team to develop funding and grants for the institutes.  He is also responsible for the overall structure of the four institutes, aligning the institute’s goals with the overall strategic map and assisting the institute directors with community outreach. 

Dr. Bovee earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Oklahoma State University, as well as a master’s in business administration and bachelor’s in accounting from Oral Roberts University

Support the Community Institutes

If you'd like to support the Community Institutes, you can give to your chosen Institute below. Thank you for furthering our impact in the Greater Rochester area!