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

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

Andréa Rodriguez
Director, Coalition of Urban Serving Universities

Samantha Levine
Learning Collaborative Manager

Matt Renn
Data Analyst


Jennifer Danek, M.D.
Senior Director
USU Health Initiatives

USU Members

USU members are public urban research universities that are located in metropolitan areas with populations of 450,000 or greater. They enroll 10 or more doctoral students per year and/or conduct a minimum of $10 million in research, and demonstrate a commitment to their urban areas.

  • Arizona State University
  • California State University, Fresno
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • California State University, Northridge
  • Cleveland State University
  • Florida International University
  • Georgia State University
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Morgan State University
  • Portland State University
  • Rutgers University – Newark
  • San Jose State University
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Temple University
  • The Ohio State University
  • University at Albany 
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Colorado-Denver
  • University of Houston
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • University of Memphis
  • University of New Mexico 
  • University of New Orleans
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • University of Toledo
  • University of Washington, Tacoma
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Wayne State University


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