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University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy Announces New Leadership Advisory Council

June 23, 2014
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

A new Leadership Advisory Council has been formed for the University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy. The center, housed in UB's College of Public Affairs, will receive support, advice and counsel from the group, which includes leaders from the state's public, private and nonprofit sectors.

The Leadership Advisory Council held its kickoff meeting on Wednesday, June 11 at the Schaefer Center's offices located at 5 W. Chase St. At its inception, the members are:

  • Peter Beilenson, president and CEO of  Evergreen Health
  • Kirby Fowler, president of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore
  • Matthew Gallagher, president and CEO of the Goldseker Foundation
  • Nancy Grasmick, co-director of the Center For Innovation and Leadership In Special Education at the Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Scott Hancock, executive director of the Maryland Municipal League
  • Carla Hayden, CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library
  • Sandra S. Hillman, president of Hillman Communications
  • Lainey LeBow-Sachs, executive vice president of the Kennedy Krieger Institute

"The students, faculty, and alumni of the University of Baltimore play a vital role in shaping public policy," said Matt Gallagher, president and CEO of the Goldseker Foundation. "I look forward to working with the distinguished members of the new Leadership Advisory Council to expand the already considerable influence and impact of the Schaefer Center for Public Policy in the Baltimore region and across Maryland."

"A great center like ours is driven by relationships, and we are lucky to have such an outstanding group of public servants who bring diverse expertise and perspectives to their work on the council," said Ann Cotten, B.S. '83, M.S. '85, CERT '92, D.P.A. '03, director of the Schaefer Center. "Together, we will apply the knowledge and expertise of the UB community to address the many policy and public management challenges that impact Baltimore and the state."

The primary mission of the Leadership Advisory Council is to advise, counsel, and support the Schaefer Center for Public Policy. The Council has no fiduciary or governance responsibilities. Within this context the Council members will:

  • advise the Schaefer Center on strategic direction for ongoing lines of policy research;
  • identify emerging policy issues where the Schaefer Center can impact the policy discussion;
  • assist with connecting the center with potential collaborators; and
  • assist in acquiring resources and fundraising in support of the center's work.

The Schaefer Center recently began a celebration leading up to its 30th anniversary.

Learn more about the Schaefer Center for Public Policy and UB's College of Public Affairs.

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.