Sharon L. Gaber

Sharon L. Gaber is the president of the University of Toledo. She is the first female president of the university, and was inaugurated in 2015.

Previously, she served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas, and has also held roles including department chair in community and regional planning at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Auburn University's interim provost, senior associate provost, associate provost, and associate dean for the College of Architecture, Design, and Construction. In 2009, she was named Auburn University’s Academic Woman of the Year. She holds memberships in the American Planning Association, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. Gaber is the author of 40 peer-reviewed papers on urban planning, public policy, and communities.

Relating to her time at Cornell, Gaber says, "My planning background is about bringing communities together." Raising the University of Toledo's graduation rate, enrollment, increasing research funding, and fundraising are among her initiatives as president.

Gaber earned a bachelor's degree from Occidental College, and a master's degree from the University of Southern California.