Cleveland State University has appointed Roland V. Anglin, Ph.D. as the new dean of its Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs. Anglin is a widely recognized and highly respected authority on community economic development, with more than 25 years of experience spanning the academic, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. Most recently, he served as senior advisor to the chancellor and director of the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. In the latter position, he managed the Newark City of Learning Collaborative, an initiative designed to increase higher education attainment rates in Newark, N.J.
“Dr. Anglin is a leading national figure in public policy and urban affairs and a proven administrator who will continue to enhance the academic, research and community outreach excellence that have long been hallmarks of the Levin College,” noted Jianping Zhu, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
“The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs is a nationally known center for urban policy and community development, and I am honored to be selected to lead such a highly regarded and impactful institution,” says Anglin. “I also hope to assist CSU’s leadership in continuing to advance the university’s position as a leading urban, public research institution.”
Previously, Anglin was the founding executive director of the Initiative for Regional and Community Transformation in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. In that role, he led the creation of a network of local, regional and national foundations to assist in the recovery of the Gulf Coast region after the 2005 hurricanes. Earlier in his career, Anglin served as senior vice president for the Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation and as deputy director of the Ford Foundation's Community and Resource Development Unit.
Anglin is the author of the book Promoting Sustainable Local and Community Economic Development and co-author of Katrina's Imprint: Race and Vulnerability in America and Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita. He earned a doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Chicago, a master's degree from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College, all in political science.