The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities is headquartered at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. Towson University was an original founder of the Coalition in 1989 and remains committed to the values of the organization. The Headquarters manages the organization’s events, communications, finances, and operations in addition to serving as liaison to the Coalition’s partners. The Executive Director serves as an ex officio member of the Executive Committee.  


Headquarters Team


Bobbie Laur

Executive Director



Debbie Darr

Operations & Membership Coordinator



Zoe DiGiorgio

Communications Coordinator



Sharyn Grove

Events Management

Arthur Smith

Digital Communications

Dan Sommerville

Event Support

Cassidy Cregan

Web and Graphic Designer



Metropolitan Universities Journal Team


Valerie Holton

Metropolitan Universities Executive Editor


Barbara Holland

Strategy Advisor and Executive Emerita

of the Metropolitan Universities Journal

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