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Schaefer Center for Public Policy Kicks Off 30th Anniversary Celebration with Dedication of New Home, April 10

Goldseker's Matthew Gallagher, Other Officials to Discuss Center's 'Unique Role' in Encouraging Effective Government

March 18, 2014
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

Matthew Gallagher, president and CEO of the Goldseker Foundation, will speak at a dedication ceremony for the new home for the University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy, on Thursday, April 10 beginning at 5 p.m. The center's new location, in a UB-owned building at 5 W. Chase St., serves as a central hub for its activities in supporting effective government and policy analysis, through research, fact finding, and training for a variety of public and private organizations. An important part of UB's College of Public Affairs, the center is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Gallagher, former chief of staff to Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, was named head of the Goldseker Foundation in April 2013. A Baltimore native, he also served as the governor's deputy chief of staff, and prior to that, as director of CitiStat, then-Baltimore Mayor O'Malley's landmark performance-measurement program. Gallagher had also previously worked for the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

"Matt is a long-time supporter of the Schaefer Center's impartial, evidence-based approach to advancing the goals of effective government, well-managed nonprofits, and good stewardship for organizations of all kinds," said Ann Cotten, B.S. '83, M.S. '85, CERT '92, D.P.A. '03, director of the Schaefer Center. "He recognizes the importance of the center as a resource with a lot of experience in these areas, perhaps unique in Maryland."

Kirk Grothe, Schaefer Center Fellow, M.P.A. '96, acting deputy group director of the Consumer Information and Insurance Systems Group, Office of Information Services for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Kevin Reed, Schaefer Center Fellow, M.P.A. '03, chief financial officer for Baltimore County Health and Human Services, will serve as alumni hosts for the April 10 event.

The center offers opportunities for faculty and students to put their knowledge to work on research and technical assistance projects for its clients. Recently, it introduced the Maryland Certified Public Manager Program, a management development program to help public sector and nonprofit managers attain and build upon their management skills. UB faculty, in conjunction with local experts and practitioners, provide instruction to cohort members.

A full slate of activities marking the Schaefer Center's 30th year will be announced soon.

Learn more about the Schaefer Center for Public Policy.

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.