John W. Garland
-- president of Central State University

  John William Garland, a 1971 graduate of Central State University, returned to his beleaguered alma mater in August 1997 to become its president.
  Garland was associate vice provost and associate professor at the University of Virginia when he was unanimously selected by the CSU board of trustees on July 9, 1997.
  The CSU presidency had been vacant for a year.
  Garland, a native of Harlem, NY, served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

Background on John W. Garland:

Born: Oct. 24, 1944 in Harlem, New York.
Family: He is the son of John Garland and Amy (Whaley) Layne.; married to Carolyn Patricia Farrow; children: Amy Lillian, Jabari Waleed.
Education: BA, CSU. 1971; JD, Ohio State University, 1974.
Career:
   Aug. 1997 -- president of Central State University.
   July 1996-July 1997: Associate Vice Provost for Intellectual Property andAssociate Professor, Lecturer, Department of Government And Foreign Affairs,University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
   Nov. 1993-July 1996: Executive Assistant to the President and SpecialAssistant Attorney General, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia.
   Oct. 1991-Nov. 1993: Associate General Counsel and Special AssistantAttorney General, University of Virginia.
   April 1988 - April 1991: General Counsel and Lecturer, Political ScienceDepartment, University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.
   March 1984 - April 1988 and April 1991-Oct. 1991: Attorney/PrivatePractice, Law Offices of John W. Garland, Washington, D.C.
   June 1983 - Feb. 1984: Senior Attorney/Of Counsel, Hayes & White, P.C.,Washington, D.C.
   Sept. 1979 - June 1983: Executive Director, Legal Services of the CoastalPlains, Ahoskie, N.C.
   June 1978 - May 1979: Co-Director, Employment Project, Center for Law andSocial Policy, Washington, D.C.
   Jan. 1976 - June 1978: Director, Military Discharge Review Project andStaff Attorney, Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under LawWashington, D.C.
   March 1975 - Jan. 1976: Staff Attorney, Federal CommunicationsCommission, Washington, D.C.
Professional Development: Harvard University Graduate School ofEducation, Institute for Educational Management, Cambridge, Mass., July 1995 -Certificate of Completion; Duke University, Biotechnology for Business,Durham, N.C., May 1997.
Military Record: United States Marine Corps, 1962-1967, HonorableDischarge; Awards: Purple Heart, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge,Good Conduct Medal.

Selected Dayton Daily News stories:

CSU APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT
TRUSTEES CHOOSE ALUMNUS GARLAND

By Jennifer Inez Ward and Angela Townsend/Dayton Daily News
Published: 07/10/97 -- Page: 1A

CSU MOVES INTO REAL TEST OF REFORM
NEW PRESIDENT JOHN W. GARLAND HAS HAD MUCH HELP AND WILL NEED MORE
Published: 07/13/97 -- Page: 10B

GARLAND TALKS FUTURE AT CSU
19 positions terminated same day
By Mark Fisher Dayton Daily News
Published: 08/19/97 -- Page: 1B

  

CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY
PRESIDENT RELATES PLANS TO RESTORE REPUTATION

* John Garland unveils 4 primary goals for the 1997-98 academic year.
By Joanne Huist Smith GREENE COUNTY BUREAU
Published: 09/26/97 -- Page: 5B

OTHER VOICES
AT CSU, FISCAL CONCERNS COME BEFORE FOOTBALL

Public debate of issues helpful, but only in proper context
By John W. Garland
Published: 01/29/98 -- Page: 15A

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File created: 7-13-1997
Sources: DDN articles; Who's Who in American Law, Edition 8