Mr. Robby Sheehan
Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Government and Community Relations
Robby Sheehan has served in a variety of capacities
throughout his professional career at Salisbury University. He began in 2010 as
a research fellow at SU’s Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement
(PACE) before being nominated to serve as the Institute’s interim managing
director. Following his service at PACE, he began working in the President’s
Office as director of government relations in December 2011. In May 2013,
Sheehan was promoted to deputy chief of staff and director of government and
Sheehan serves as Salisbury University’s chief advocate to
the federal, state and local governments, and is the primary liaison between the
University and the surrounding community. Sheehan was instrumental in assisting
with the University’s receipt and advancement of $107 million dollars to fund
the construction of the Guerrieri Academic Commons. He has worked diligently to
build and strengthen positive relationships with key elected officials across
the state and beyond.
Sheehan assists the chief of staff in managing SU’s
Town-Gown Council and also serves on several campus committees, including
Women’s History Month, Strategic Enrollment Planning Team and Steering
Committee, Strategic Planning and Budgeting, President’s Advisory Team, the
Safety Task Force, and the Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Work Group. He is an
ex-officio member of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce’s Board of
Directors, co-chair of the Chamber’s Local Legislative Roundtable, and was
selected to serve on the Chamber’s Education and Advocacy Subcommittees. Sheehan
also serves on the Wicomico County Visioning Committee, PACE’s Board of
Directors and the Chesapeake College Alumni Association.
summa cum laude from Salisbury University with a bachelor’s degree in
political science and a minor in music, and he is currently pursuing a master’s
of public administration degree from The University of Pennsylvania.
Sheehan and his wife Erin are both natives of the Eastern
Shore and reside in Wicomico County.
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