Shari Garmise | Executive Director of the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities and Vice President for Urban Initiatives, Association of Public and Land Grant Universities
Current Position and Past Experience
Shari Garmise has served as Vice President for the APLU Office of Urban Initiatives and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities since 2010, where she leads a national urban agenda committed to improving the health of a diverse population, advancing student performance, developing a 21st century workforce, and building smart resilient cities.
Prior to joining the APLU, Dr. Garmise was Vice President, Knowledge Management and Development at the International Economic Development Association, following four years as an Assistant Professor at Cleveland State University at the Levin College of Urban Affairs. Garmise managed her own economic development consulting business for three years, and published People and the Competitive Advantage of Place: Building a Workforce for the 21st Century in 2005.
Education, Honors and Achievements
Dr. Garmise received her Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and her MA at The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. She earned her Bachelor of Arts at Tufts University.
Personal Details and Community Involvement
Outside work, Dr. Garmise loves to spend time with her daughter, her crazy pets and, when she can find time, read and write.