Department of Geography and Planning

Sharon L. Gaber

President Sharon GaberSharon L. Gaber   
President of The University of Toledo
Professor, Urban Planning

University Hall
Room 3500
Phone 419.530.2211
Fax 419.530.4984



Dr. Sharon L. Gaber began her tenure as 17th president of The University of Toledo in July 2015. A city and regional planning expert, Gaber came to the UT presidency following six years as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas.

In addition to more than two dozen grants totaling nearly $2 million, Gaber is the author of 40 peer-reviewed articles researching and analyzing regional and urban planning, public policy, and the social dynamics that affect community decision-making.

As president, Gaber serves on the boards of trustees for the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Regional Growth Partnership.  

Dr. Gaber earned her bachelor’s degree from Occidental College, a master’s degree from the University of Southern California, and her doctorate in city and regional planning from Cornell University.   

Last Updated: 10/30/19