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Portland State University
Shari Garmise, Ph.D.
Vice President,
USU/APLU Office of Urban Initiatives


Shannon Looney
Adrianne Thomas
Administrative Assistant,
USU/APLU Office of Urban Initiatives


USU Leadership

USU is led by presidents and chancellors of America's leading urban public research universities. The board of directors governs and sets policy for the organization.

The current chair of the coalition is Mark Rosenberg, President, Florida International University.

Mark Rosenberg, President, Florida International University, Chair 

Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University, Past Chair

Ronald Berkman, President, Cleveland State University, Vice Chair

Dianne Harrison, President, California State University, Northridge, Secretary 

Mildred Garcia, President, California State University, Fullerton, Treasurer 

Michael Amiridis, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago

William Covino, President, California State University, Los Angeles

Dorothy Horrell, Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO

Mark Pagano, Chancellor, University of Washington, Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Michael Rao, President, Virginia Commonwealth University 

M. David Rudd, President, University of Memphis

Kim Wilcox, Chancellor, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA     

David Wilson, President, Morgan State University

M. Roy Wilson, President, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI       

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