Faculty and Staff - Working Remotely due to Covid-19
Margaret Prizer Graymer
For twenty-five years, Peggy Graymer served in administrative and executive roles in many settings, including the NC Governor’s State Budget Office, the University of Kentucky, the University of North Carolina, and UCLA. Prior to establishing a consulting firm for institutions of higher education and not-for-profit organizations, she was Associate Dean of the Division of Continuing Education and University Extension at UCLA, the largest continuing education organization in the United States. She has had responsibility, over her professional life, for over $1.5 billion, almost 2,300 employees, planning for/implementing five computer systems, and close to a half million square feet of space. She led successful efforts throughout her career to return deficit-ridden budgets to health; to streamline and restructure operations in order to achieve elusive goals; to create new resource bases; to improve productivity; and to use planning processes to drive strategic efficacy.
Peggy is a native of North Carolina. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree at Salem College (NC), a Master of Music degree from Yale University, and was in the first class of graduate students to be awarded a Master of Public Administration degree from the Martin School. She currently lives in Santa Monica CA, where she is a Board member and former President of the Westside Committee of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a support organization. She enjoys traveling, persevering as an organic gardener, and restoring her equanimity at Lake Tahoe.