Deborah Singer Howard

Senior Consultant

Deborah Singer Howard has worked with numerous universities and colleges as a senior administrator and counsel. She is joining Academic Search as Of Counsel. She served as the state-wide Director of Sustainability for the State University of New York, an opportunity that permitted her to implement and bring to scale cutting-edge sustainability initiatives across the entire 64-campus system. Earlier she also served Washington University in St. Louis as its interim Director of Sustainability and as chief of staff to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration, working on a variety of projects, including campus master planning, energy reduction, K-12 outreach, and strategic initiatives for its field station. Most recently, she assisted the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in substantially revising and updating its climate action commitment and plan. Before going into university administration, Deborah worked for several years as a higher education attorney for public institutions in Maryland, and before that as a corporate and real estate attorney in private law firms in Maryland. Deborah is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, and a Phi Beta Kappa and high honors graduate of the James Madison College of Michigan State University.