Faculty and Staff

Levin College Staff

Steven MinterSteven A. Minter
Executive in Residence
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University



Steven Minter is an Executive in Residence at the Levin College. Prior to joining the College in September 2003, he was President and Executive Director of The Cleveland Foundation from 1984 until his retirement in July 2003. From 1975 until 1984 he held positions as a program officer and associate director of the Foundation. He also spent over 15 years in governmental positions: Under Secretary for the United States Department of Education during President Carter's administration; Commissioner of Public Welfare for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1970-1975; between 1960 - 1970 rose through the ranks from caseworker to Director of the Cuyahoga County Welfare (1969).

He holds a master's degree in social administration from the Mandel School at Case Western Reserve University and a B. A. in education from Baldwin-Wallace College. His interests include building partnerships between the public and private sector, nonprofit leadership and management, community building, the role of philanthropic foundations in building civic infrastructure and improving the governance process of nonprofit organizations. He has broad interests in public schools education, economic development, health and human services.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Leading and managing nonprofit organizations
  • History of philanthropy
  • Building strategic alliances among public, private, and nonprofit sectors
  • Urban poverty and education issues