School of Urban Affairs Faculty and Staff

CEPA Staff

Kara CopelandKara Copeland
Assistant Dean for Partnerships and Special Projects
School of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University
Office Location: UR335
Phone: 216.687.6889

Brief Bio

Kara Copeland is the Assistant Dean for Partnerships and Special Projects in the School of urban affairs. In this role, she works to build partnerships and develop opportunities for civic engagement.

Before joining Cleveland State, Kara managed outreach and community relations for the Westshore Campus of Cuyahoga Community College. She has held a variety of roles within the nonprofit sector, serving as a program officer in community responsive grantmaking for the Cleveland Foundation and as the director of resource development for the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland. Kara received a B. A in Communications from John Carroll University, and a MSSA from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.