Meredith Strohm Gunter represents the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia as Outreach Director for the Demographics Research Group. Meredith’s career experience includes senior administrative posts at three institutions of higher education in Virginia; policy and special initiative development for the Governor’s Office; international services and support for a major Virginia law firm; and a number of freelance writing, editing, and planning projects for private clients. She served as staff director, researcher, and writer for selected projects for the National Governors’ Association, the Southern Governors’ Association, the Southern States Energy Board, and the Southern Growth Policies Board, as well as serving as staff director for the Virginia International Trade Commission.
Meredith earned her B.A. from Miami University (Ohio), her M.S. from Indiana University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. She currently serves as a member of the Patients and Friends Research Fund (which she founded) for the University of Virginia Cancer Center; member of the Board of the Cancer Center for the University of Virginia Health System; and member of two advisory commissions to the Virginia General Assembly. She served on the Board of Visitors of James Madison University from 2002 - 2010, and as Rector of the University from 2008 - 2010. The Virginia State Bar Association awarded Meredith its coveted Hardy Cross Dillard Award in recognition of her leadership in international trade promotion for Virginia.