At Large Director
Retired, Cleveland State University
Before retiring in 2017, Kathryn Hexter directed the Center for Community Planning and Development at the Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University. A planner and public policy analyst, her work has focused on program development and evaluation in the areas of affordable housing policy, community and neighborhood development, sustainable development, city and regional planning and civic engagement. She has developed housing plans for cities and neighborhoods and conducted research studies for federal, state and local public and non-profit organizations on foreclosure prevention, suburban poverty, economic inclusion and community development. Her community activities include serving on the Shaker Heights Landmarks Commission and she is a past president and life trustee of Starting Point.