Select Page

Deans bring expertise to colleges

Roland V. Anglin

Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

circle-anglinDr. Anglin is a widely recognized and highly respected authority on community economic development. Most recently, he served as senior advisor to the chancellor and director of the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. In the latter position, he managed the Newark City of Learning Collaborative, an initiative designed to increase higher education attainment rates.

As the founding executive director of the Initiative for Regional and Community Transformation in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, he led the creation of a network of local, regional and national foundations to assist in the recovery of the Gulf Coast region after the 2005 hurricanes. Dr. Anglin also has served as senior vice president for the Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.

Timothy M. Gaspar

School of Nursing

circle-gasparDr. Gaspar has 35 years of experience as a faculty member, department chair and dean. He served as dean at the College of Nursing at the University of Toledo from 2008-2015 and at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Winona State University in Minnesota from 1995-2008, and as department head of undergraduate nursing at South Dakota State University from 1990-1995. An expert in nursing education, research and health policy, he has worked in partnership with and advised a wide range of organizations. Dr. Gaspar received his Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Utah. A registered nurse, he has provided care for individuals, families and communities through EMS systems, hospital-based medical-surgical patient care units, intensive care units, high risk perinatal nursing and flight nursing.

Lee Fisher

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

circle-fisherFisher brings a record of distinguished public and community service to his role as interim dean and visiting professor. He served as Ohio’s attorney general from 1991-1995 and lieutenant governor from 2007-2011. He also spent eight years as a state senator and two years as a state representative. Additionally, he has decades of experience in legal practice, most extensively with Cleveland-based Hahn Loeser & Parks as of counsel from 1978-1990 and partner from 1995-1999. Most recently he served as president of CEOs for Cities. A senior fellow with the Center for Economic Development at Levin College, he also served as director of the Ohio Department of Development and president and CEO of the Center for Families and Children.


Dr. Anglin is an avid science fiction fan.


Dr. Gaspar grew up on a farm in South Dakota, caring for animals, driving 18-wheelers and operating John Deere equipment.


Interim Dean Fisher competed in national tournaments as an intramural Frisbee player during his undergrad days at Oberlin College.

Also in this Issue...

Be Amazing Symposium is Amazing

Be Amazing...The Second Annual Women’s Leadership Symposium drew some 800 women (and a few men) to Cleveland’s Public Auditorium for a day of inspirational, thought-provoking talks; shared meals and conversations; and renewal of drive and spirit. Read more >>

Sullivan-Deckard Foster Program Lauded

Cleveland State was one of just nine colleges and universities nationwide honored by University Business magazine with a 2016 Models of Excellence award, which recognizes innovative approaches to encouraging and nurturing student success. Read more >>

Copyright 2016-2021
Cleveland State University Alumni Association
Share This