Strategic Planning and Operations Leadership Team

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Saleem M. Curry, MPM he/him
Space and Events Management
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Saleem serves as the principal advisor for all of University Life Space and Events. His core competencies include operations and logistics, organizational development and effectiveness, and talent management and team engagement.

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Michael Elias he/him
Executive Director
Strategic Initiatives
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Mike is currently the Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives in University Life at Penn and is responsible for the strategic planning, partnerships, and communication for University Life. Prior to joining Penn, Mike was the Associate Dean of the College at Haverford College, where he served as an advising dean and director of student engagement. Prior to joining Haverford, he oversaw student engagement at Swarthmore College and was a Residential Community Director at Dickinson.

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Marjan Osman Gartland she/her
Design Services
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Marjan contributes to our community as a visual strategist - understanding the value of leadership, collaboration, and communication. She leads with intention and a relevant mindset. In her current position as Director of Design Services, she communicates the divisional story through print/digital platforms and train staff members on design principles, web accessibility, and brand identity best practices.
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Jay Monahan he/him
Content Creator
Digital Media
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Jay came to Penn in March 2022 after 15 years as an athletic communications coordinator and newspaper journalist. Previously, he served as a sports information director at Marywood University, Penn State University, and Goucher College. He received a B.A. in journalism from Susquehanna University and an M.S. in higher education administration from Marywood University.

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Strategic Partnerships and Programs