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Julia Michaels

Julia Michaels
Deputy Executive Director, APLU Center for Public University Transformation


  • September 19, 2016
  • APLU's Julia Michaels will examine lessons learned from innovation across urban public research universities. Michaels will present on Urban Universities for HEALTH, which aims to build a diverse health and biomedical research workforce to address health disparities. 
  • May 1, 2019
  • Julia Michaels, Deputy Director of APLU's Center for Public University Transformation, was a panelist at two sessions at the Higher Learning Commission’s annual conference on April 8, alongside four institutions from the Big 10, Urban, and Metropolitan clusters of the association's Powered by Publics initiative. The panels showcased each university’s student success work and how peer collaboration through Powered by Publics is helping them accelerate change on campus.

Julia Michaels is Deputy Executive Director of the Center for Public University Transformation at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. In this role she engages networks of universities, professional associations, and other higher education stakeholders to bring student success solutions to scale. She has designed collaborative learning experiences for leaders, conducted research studies to improve evidence for higher education innovations, and drafted numerous proposals for grant funding. Prior to APLU, Julia worked for the Annette Strauss Center for Civic Life at the University of Texas at Austin and the Oregon University System. She holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Oregon State University and a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Olaf College.