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University of Virginia

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University of Virginia

100 Darden Blvd.

Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

United States

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The University of Virginia will unveil its new world-class squash facility on Sept. 19, and the sport's elite ranks have begun lining up to offer their seals of approval. The $12.4 million McArthur Squash Center at the Boar's Head Sports Club opened its ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

President

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

President

Central State University

Affiliations

Life Member
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Life Member
Disabled American Veterans

Life Member
AmVets

Board Member
Dayton Development Coalition

Board of Trustees Member
ThinkTV

Board of Directors for Western Ohio Division
Fifth Third Bank

Member of Board of Trustees
Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce

Founder
Legal Services of the Coastal Plains

Officio Member
FCVP

Education

Central State

Central State University

the Ohio State University College of Law

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Political Science

JD WILL

bachelor of arts

political science

Central State University

degrees

education and the health professions

high school equivalency diploma

high school equivalency diploma

Ohio State University

honorary degree

Central State University

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John W. Garland

Thurgood Marshall College Fund > About Us > Meet The Team > Our Staff > John W. Garland
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John W. Garland, JD
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John W. Garland served as President of Central State University from September 1997 through September 2012; during a time the University experienced significant advances. As president of his alma mater he lead the Institution through two cycles of re-affirmation of accreditation by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges, over saw the complete rebuilding of the institution's financial and administrative systems, a one hundred fifty percent increase in enrollment, refurbishing of its facilities, to include the construction of eight new academic and residential buildings, and the development of a comprehensive academic and facilities master plan. He also oversaw the establishment of new academic programs and the National Environmental Technology Incubator at Central State University.
He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at age seventeen as a high school dropout. He saw combat duty in Viet Nam with the 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, 1st Marine Division, and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he received while serving as an infantry squad leader.
Mr. Garland graduated from Central State University in 1971, where he earned a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science in three years. He graduated from the Ohio State University College of Law in 1974, and in that same year he was admitted to the Bar of the State of Ohio. Prior to moving into higher education, Mr. Garland had a varied and successful career as a civil rights and trial lawyer. He began his career in higher education in 1988 as General Counsel for the University of the District of Columbia. In 1991 he was named Associate General Counsel/Special Assistant Attorney General for the University of Virginia. In 1993 he was appointed to the position of Executive Assistant to the President of UVA and eventually became Associate Vice Provost for Intellectual Property. While at UVA he was a member of the General Faculty and taught undergraduate classes.
Mr. Garland is a life member of the NAACP, Disabled American Veterans, and AmVets. He was appointed by Chief United States District Court Judge, Walter Rice, as a federal mediator to assist in negotiating a settlement of the twenty-seven year old Dayton School Desegregation case, which was successfully settled. He currently serves on the Board of Visitors of the Marine Corps University, by appointment of the Secretary of the Navy.
Mr. Garland is married to Carolyn Farrow-Garland, a Central State University graduate, and program officer at the Kettering Foundation.
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John and Carolyn reside in the historic Le Droit Park district of Washington, DC.


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John Garland, president of Central State University, has been appointed to the Edison Materials Technology Center's Governing Board, effective immediately.

Garland has experience in the military, law and higher education fields.His experience in the higher education fields includes positions at the University of the District of Columbia and the University of Virginia.He has been president of Central State for the past 10 years.
"John Garland has long been a strong proponent of technology growth as evidenced from his prior work with EMTEC and his ongoing support for Central State's business incubator," said Frank Svet, EMTEC president and chief executive officer.
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"EMTEC views the appointment of Garland as further indication of our interest in continually looking for ways to strengthen technology collaboration opportunities for all and working with Ohio's college/university system."
Garland is filling an open board position that was voted on at the December meeting.


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Garland says Central State needs more state funding

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WILBERFORCE, Ohio -- When shrapnel from a land mine tore into John Garland and killed several Marines under his command in Vietnam in 1966, his fight there was over.
But the young warrior who turned into a civil rights attorney in North Carolina and now university president has not stopped battling.He is fighting to nourish and grow Central State University, Ohio's only public historically black college.
The 61-year-old Garland -- a stocky man whose hair is flecked with gray -- became president of Central State in 1997.The school was in a financial crisis, campus buildings were crumbling, enrollment was plummeting and many believed the school would not survive.
Under Garland's leadership and with the state's help, finances were stabilized, buildings remodeled, new construction launched and enrollments began to climb.But Garland feels the school of 1,600 students 15 miles east of Dayton is underappreciated and still not getting enough financial support from state officials.
"I'm dismayed that the state doesn't have the foresight to understand that we are a real jewel -- that we can provide a service unlike any other institution," Garland said in an interview with The Associated Press.
He said Central State provides a four-year education to young blacks who otherwise wouldn't get one.And he said enrollment would quadruple if the school had the right programs and financial resources.
In 1981, the U.S. Department of Education filed a complaint against Ohio, concluding the state had violated federal civil rights laws in its funding and treatment of Central State.Federal officials closed their investigation in 1998, based in part on assurances from the state that it would continue to rebuild and renew Central State.
Garland wants federal officials to reopen the case.
"They could be a bit more aggressive and require Ohio to abide by the agreement," he said.
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Garland grew up in the housing projects of East Harlem in New York and dropped out of high school at 17 to help support his mother and four siblings.
After one month of "backbreaking labor" at a garment factory, he joined the Marines.In 1962, he was deployed on a ship off the coast of Cuba during the Cuban missile crisis and in 1965 found himself in Vietnam.
A land mine decimated his squad near AnHoa in May 1966, killing three soldiers and wounding Garland and four others.Garland came home and got a job at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, pushing a mail cart around and cutting fabric.
"The faculty and other people saw something in me I didn't see," Garland recalled."They said, 'You absolutely should go to college.'"
Garland enrolled at Central State in 1968, graduated in 1971 and went on to law school at Ohio State University.His service-oriented legal career started when he founded Legal Services of the Coastal Plains in North Carolina in 1979 to provide legal assistance to black farmers.He became an attorney for the Federal Communications Commission and then the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, later serving as vice provost at the University of Virginia.
Garland knew there were problems at Central State, but took the job because he felt he had the commitment to turn things around at his alma mater.
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"John was the right person at that time.
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Garland said the school changed from quarters to semesters, and some students may have suffered sticker shock when they saw they had to come up with a higher lump-sum payment even though the annual cost was about the same.And he said recruiters didn't do a good sales job.
Garland said steps have been taken to change that and he's confident enrollment will bounce back.
"No one can every tell me that our mission is not a strong, good, important mission," he said.


WVEC.com | News for Hampton Roads, Virginia | North Carolina News

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Garland says Central State needs more state funding

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When shrapnel from a land mine tore into John Garland and killed several Marines under his command in Vietnam in 1966, his fight there was over.
But the young warrior who turned into a civil rights attorney in North Carolina and now university president has not stopped battling.He is fighting to nourish and grow Central State University, Ohio's only public historically black college.
The 61-year-old Garland - a stocky man whose hair is flecked with gray - became president of Central State in 1997.The school was in a financial crisis, campus buildings were crumbling, enrollment was plummeting and many believed the school would not survive.
Under Garland's leadership and with the state's help, finances were stabilized, buildings remodeled, new construction launched and enrollments began to climb.But Garland feels the school of 1,600 students 15 miles east of Dayton is underappreciated and still not getting enough financial support from state officials.
"I'm dismayed that the state doesn't have the foresight to understand that we are a real jewel - that we can provide a service unlike any other institution," Garland said in an interview with The Associated Press.
He said Central State provides a four-year education to young blacks who otherwise wouldn't get one.And he said enrollment would quadruple if the school had the right programs and financial resources.
In 1981, the U.S. Department of Education filed a complaint against Ohio, concluding the state had violated federal civil rights laws in its funding and treatment of Central State.Federal officials closed their investigation in 1998, based in part on assurances from the state that it would continue to rebuild and renew Central State.
Garland wants federal officials to reopen the case.
"They could be a bit more aggressive and require Ohio to abide by the agreement," he said.
...
Garland grew up in the housing projects of East Harlem in New York and dropped out of high school at 17 to help support his mother and four siblings.
After one month of "backbreaking labor" at a garment factory, he joined the Marines.In 1962, he was deployed on a ship off the coast of Cuba during the Cuban missile crisis and in 1965 found himself in Vietnam.
A land mine decimated his squad near AnHoa in May 1966, killing three soldiers and wounding Garland and four others.Garland came home and got a job at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, pushing a mail cart around and cutting fabric.
"The faculty and other people saw something in me I didn't see," Garland recalled."They said, 'You absolutely should go to college.'"
Garland enrolled at Central State in 1968, graduated in 1971 and went on to law school at Ohio State University.His service-oriented legal career started when he founded Legal Services of the Coastal Plains in North Carolina in 1979 to provide legal assistance to black farmers.He became an attorney for the Federal Communications Commission and then the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, later serving as vice provost at the University of Virginia.
Garland knew there were problems at Central State, but took the job because he felt he had the commitment to turn things around at his alma mater.
...
"John was the right person at that time.
...
Garland said the school changed from quarters to semesters, and some students may have suffered sticker shock when they saw they had to come up with a higher lump-sum payment even though the annual cost was about the same.And he said recruiters didn't do a good sales job.
Garland said steps have been taken to change that and he's confident enrollment will bounce back.
"No one can every tell me that our mission is not a strong, good, important mission," he said.


toledoblade.com

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John Garland, president at Central State University, Ohio's other historically black college, returned to his alma mater and turned it around when the state was about to close it.Mr. Garland was associate provost at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Of course, Wilberforce doesn't face the same fate Central State did, but it can do better.It is seldom mentioned among the rankings of historically black colleges and universities, such as Howard, Fisk, Hampton, and Xavier (La.) universities, and Bennett, Morehouse, and Spelman colleges.
Wilberforce is distinct in that it is the oldest such institution, but it deserves greater prominence.The Rev. Floyd Flake can make that happen, if he will only take the job.

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