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



Dr. Barbara Holland

Strategy Advisor

Dr. Valerie Holton

Metropolitan Universities Executive Editor



Arthur Smith

Digital Communications

Sharyn Grove

Digital Communications


Cassidy Cregan

Web and Graphic Designer


Chrissy Basuino


Student Assistant

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