Office of the President
Holloway Hall

Mr. Robby Sheehan

Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Government and Community Relations

Robby Sheehan 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 community relations.

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.

Sheehan graduated 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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