Strategic Planning and Operations Leadership Team

Laurie Hall outside on campus copy
Laurie A. Hall (she/her/hers)
Assistant Vice Provost for
Strategic Planning and Operations

Laurie A. Hall serves as Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Planning and Operations with responsibility for the advancement of the strategic direction for the division. She has oversight of the creation of strategies focused on the continual improvement of the organization including professional development, staff engagement, cultivating an ethos of dignity, cultural humility, inclusion, and understanding of common divisional goals and institutional values. Her portfolio includes the functional areas of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, Communications, Design Strategies, and University Life Space and Events Management.


Hall came to Penn in 2017 after seventeen years of progressive experience at Princeton University, most recently as Assistant Director for Administrative Planning in the Office of the Executive Vice President where she participated in enterprise level planning, financial stewardship, emergency planning, and organizational development. Preceding her roles with Princeton, she served as director of the Center for Volunteerism and Service Learning at Saint Elizabeth University. Hall spent her early career in the private, non-profit sector providing community reintegration and family programming for formerly incarcerated adults and managing undergraduate internships and field placements with the organization. Ms. Hall received her BA and Ed.M. in Education Theory, Policy, and Administration from  Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Saleem Curry stands outdoors
Saleem M. Curry, MPM (he/him/his)
Space and Events Management
Mike Elias
Michael Elias (he/him/his)
Executive Director
Strategic Initiatives
Marjan Osman Gartland
Marjan Osman Gartland (she/her/hers)
Design Services
Andrea Patton
Andrea Alhadari Patton (she/her/hers)
Strategic Partnerships