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Dr. Gary D. Rodwell

Executive Director

Coppin State University

Direct Phone: (410) ***-****       

Email: g***@***.edu

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Coppin State University

2500 West North Avenue

Baltimore, Maryland 21216

United States

Company Description

Coppin State University is a member of the University System of Maryland. Coppin is located in Northwest Baltimore. An HBCU that was founded in Baltimore City in 1900, Coppin is nationally recognized for its innovative programs that empower achievement. C ... more

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Employment History


Morgan State University

Education, Government and Accounting Classes Teacher

Sojourner-Douglass College

Government Teacher

Graduate School of Public Administration at Sojourner-Douglass College


Board Member

Board of Trustees
Baltimore City Community College

Board Member
Schoolwires Inc

Active Member of the Maryland State Advisory Committee
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Chair of the Board of Trustees


Doctoral degree

Public Administration

University of Southern California

Master degree

Higher Education Administration

Johns Hopkins University

doctorate in public administration

University of Southern California

earned Master

Public Administration

University of Southern California

undergraduate degree

Howard University

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Dr. Gary D. Rodwell, is a native Baltimorean with strong ties to Baltimore City Community College (BCCC). Upon receiving his undergraduate degree from Howard University he spent the early years of his professional career working in various administrative capacities at the College. Since that time he has worked throughout the country becoming a nationally known and highly respected expert in urban education, community organizing, organizational management and comprehensive community development. He has both an earned Master and Doctoral degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a Master degree in Higher Education Administration from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rodwell is Associate Vice President for Community Development at Coppin State University and Executive Director of the Coppin Heights Community Development Corporation. He is an active member of the Maryland State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and has served on numerous national and local boards and commissions over the past 30 years.

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Coppin State University and Baltimore Heritage have submitted the building - possibly America's oldest orphanage - to the National Register of Historic Places, a move that Coppin Heights Community Development Corp Executive director Gary Rodwell said is meant to show they're "making a concerted effort to preserve this jewel."

Rodwell discussed their efforts in the May Urbanite and told the Brew that Coppin "currently remains committed to preserving the orphan asylum until such time that we can create a development plan" that makes sense.

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"There has been some ambivalence about what our plans for the building were," admits Gary Rodwell, executive director of the Coppin Heights Community Development Corp., the university's nonprofit development arm, which is now overseeing the asylum.

Now Rodwell envisions some form of mixed-use development, combining commercial, office, and academic space. Its marketability could be bolstered by proximity to a MARC station and the planned Red Line transit project.
Not a scene from Oliver! Young residents of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum exercise in the building's gym, circa 1911. | photo courtesy of Jewish Museum of Maryland
The building has since been structurally stabilized, but significant interior damage has already been done. Rodwell says a collapsed skylight and related water intrusions left the building "too dangerous" to give a reporter even a cursory look inside. "There are structural challenges that have to be met, but we think preservation architects can figure ways to address them," Rodwell says.

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