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Portland State University
Ashlie Prioleau, Ed.D.
Executive Director,
Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) &
APLU Vice President, Urban Initiatives

Christel Perkins, Ed.D.
Deputy Executive Director, Coalition of Urban Serving Universities

Winston Savoy
Program Coordinator, USU

Meet the full USU Staff

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 Michael Rao, President, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Michael Rao, President, Virginia Commonwealth University, Chair

Dianne Harrison, President, California State University, Northridge, Vice Chair

Mark Rosenberg, President, Florida International University, Past Chair 

Mary Papazian, President, San Jose State University, Secretary

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

Michael Amiridis, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago

Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University

William Covino, President, California State University, Los Angeles

Taylor Eighmy, President, University of Texas at San Antonio

Sharon Gaber, President, University of Toledo

Mark Mone, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Wayne Riley, President SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Kim Wilcox, Chancellor, University of California, Riverside

M. Roy Wilson, President, Wayne State University

Meetings & Events Events

All Day
This will be a virtual Zoom Meeting. More details on how to access each session will be sent to registrants via email closer to the start of the event.

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