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Mr. John W. Garland

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John Garland, a former ..., 6 April 2015 [cached]
John Garland, a former president of Central State and current president-in-residence at TMCF, suggests that more analysis is needed. "When you really look below the surface, you'll see historic underfunding," he says.
Garland notes other factors, including deficiencies in public K-12 education and required use of "performance-based funding metrics," are hurting public HBCUs, which have a mission to serve disadvantaged students.
"If you say we need talk about closing or merging schools, it presumes the outcome," Garland says.
John W. Garland, ..., 25 Mar 2015 [cached]
John W. Garland, JD President - in - Residence 202-507-4856
Staff Directory | Thurgood Marshall College Fund - Thurgood Marshall College Fund, 10 Oct 2014 [cached]
John W. Garland, JD President-In-Residence P: 202-507-4856 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.
John ..., 26 Aug 2014 [cached]
John Garland
John W. Garland joined AGB Search as a search consultant in 2012 following a successful career in higher education. Mr. Garland retired as president emeritus of Central State University in 2012. When he began his presidency in 1997, there were 950 students on campus and only 89 students in the first-year class. Upon his retirement, total enrollment had reached 2,530 and the university anticipated an incoming class of 724 students. Mr. Garland is also credited with building a strong administrative team, improving fiscal management, revitalizing the university's academic offerings, and expanding student services. His experiences include hiring all of the Deans for the university's four colleges as well as assembling a full leadership team of vice presidents, and overseeing the transition of university trustees. Prior to his presidency, Mr. Garland served as general counsel of the University of the District of Columbia. He then moved to the University of Virginia where he served as associate general counsel, executive assistant to president John T. Casteen, and associate vice president for intellectual property, At UVA he both staffed and participated in a number of senior searches, including the Provost.
Mr. Garland is the President-in-Residence at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF). In this role, he works with the TMCF executive team to provide strategic leadership to member institutions and offers advice and guidance on academic policy matters. The TMCF represents 47 state-operated historically Black colleges and universities and partners with them to increase access, retention and graduation rates of students with the hope of creating a diverse pool of talented future workers and leaders.
Mr. Garland is a Vietnam veteran who was wounded in combat. He is a graduate of Central State University and the law school at Ohio State University. He resides in Washington, D.C.
Dr. John W. Garland, a New ..., 1 June 2012 [cached]
Dr. John W. Garland, a New York City native, joined the Central State administration in 1997 becoming the seventh president of this historically black university. As an alumnus of Central State's Class of 1971, he distinguished himself in many ways, including restoring financial and operational stability. He was recognized as community leader in Ohio, and spread his efforts across the United States.
Dr. Garland served in the Marine Corps from 1962 to 1967 and after his honorable discharge, he set out to secure education for those who protect and serve the United States. Garland's $10,000 donation to the Tom Joyner Foundation's Veterans Education Program ranked among the largest contributions supporting the initiative. . The Veterans Education Program is dedicated to helping military veterans continue their college education, offer support in education counseling, and overall transitioning back into civilian life.
Dr. Garland led Central State University through many other efforts.
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