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Gavin Luter

Managing Director

UniverCity Alliance | COWS

Hometown: Newport News, VA

In his role as Managing Director of the UniverCity Alliance, Gavin leads and leverages a network of faculty, staff, and students at University of Wisconsin-Madison who are interested in making local governments stronger and cities more sustainable, equitable, and democratic. He also teaches in the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis department at UW-Madison. Gavin brings 15 years of experience brokering university-community partnerships in higher education, with an emphasis on urban school / university / community partnerships. He led civic engagement partnership efforts at the University at Buffalo Center for Urban Studies (where he still serves as a Senior Research Fellow), the United Way of Greater Knoxville, and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.
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UniverCity Year: The Wisconsin Idea in Action

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