GlassRoots to Honor Roland Anglin, formerly of Rutgers Newark Cornwall Center, at luncheon on September 22
Dr. Anglin was the senior advisor to the chancellor and director of the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies at Rutgers University-Newark, managing the Newark City of Learning Collaborative, an initiative designed to increase higher education attainment rates in Newark, N.J. Previously, Anglin was 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. In that role, 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.
Earlier in his career, Anglin served as senior vice president for the Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation and as deputy director of the Ford Foundation's Community and Resource Development Unit. Anglin is the author of the book Promoting Sustainable Local and Community Economic Development and co-author of Katrina's Imprint: Race and Vulnerability in America and Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita.
He earned a bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College, a master's degree from Northwestern University and a doctorate from the University of Chicago, all in political science.
More information about the event can be found at glassroots.org/gala
The mission of GlassRoots is to ignite and build the creative and economic vitality of greater Newark, with a focus on under-served youth and young adults, through the transformative power of the glass art experience.