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 Chair of the coalition is Michael Amiridis, President, University of South Carolina.
M. Roy Wilson, President, Wayne State University, Past Chair
Wayne J. Riley, President, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Vice Chair – Health
Michelle Marks, Chancellor, University of Colorado, Denver, Treasurer
Kim A. Wilcox, Chancellor, University of California, Riverside, Secretary
Michael Rao, President, Virginia Commonwealth University
William Covino, President, California State University, Los Angeles
Taylor Eighmy, President, University of Texas at San Antonio, Advocacy Lead
Mark Mone, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Workforce Lead
Garnett Stokes, President, University of New Mexico
Neal J. Smatresk, President, University of North Texas
Havidán Rodríguez, President, The State University of New York at Albany (SUNY)
Keith Whitfield, President, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, ARJE Lead
Erika Beck, President, California State University, Northridge