Leadership

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The D3 Leadership Council brings together leading representatives in higher education, business, government, philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.

The Council is responsible for:

  • Forwarding the strategic communication on the economic importance of higher education
  • Setting benchmarks in pursuit of the 60 percent postsecondary goal and conducting analysis of pipeline development data
  • Overseeing the working groups in developing best practice strategies and policies to encourage higher education attainment

Leadership Council Co-Chairs

Daniel Little
Co-Chair of the Council
Chancellor
University of Michigan – Dearborn

Richard Rassel
Co-Chair of the Council
Chairman and Director, Global Relations
Butzel Long

Leadership Council

Diane Antishin
Vice President, Human Resources
DTE Energy

Penny Bailer
Chair
Detroit Promise Zone Advisory Board

Elizabeth Burns
President
Marygrove College

Wanda Cook-Robinson
Superintendent
Oakland Schools

Patrick Cooney
College Success Manager
Michigan Future Inc.

Walid Dagher
Partner
Deloitte LLP

Michael DeVault
Superintendent
Macomb Intermediate School District

Antoine Garibaldi
President
University of Detroit Mercy

Paul Glantz
President and CEO
Emagine Entertainment Inc.

Louis Glazer
President
Michigan Future Inc.

Herman Gray
President and CEO
United Way for Southeast Michigan

Greg Handel
Vice President, Education and Talent
Detroit Regional Chamber

Samantha Harkins
Vice President, Government Relations
Munetrix

Daniel Hurley
CEO
Michigan Association of State Universities

Curtis Ivery
Chancellor
Wayne County Community College   District

James Jacobs
President
Macomb Community College

Conway Jeffress
President
Schoolcraft College

Stanley Jensen
President
Henry Ford College

Ashley Johnson
Director
Detroit College Access Network

Brandy Johnson
Executive Director
Michigan College Access Network

Lisa Baragar Katz
Executive Director
Workforce Intelligence Network

Kelly Kozlowski
Chief Operating Officer 
Downtown Detroit Partnership

Jason Lee
CEO
Focus: HOPE

James Lentini
Provost 
Oakland University

Randy Liepa
Superintendent 
Wayne RESA

Alycia Meriweather
Superintendent
Detroit Public Schools

Timothy Meyer
Chancellor
Oakland Community College

William Moses
Managing Director, Education 
Kresge Foundation

Virinder Moudgil
President and CEO
Lawrence Technological University

Erica Orians
Executive Director
Michigan Center for Student Success at the Michigan Community College Association

Douglas Ross
President
New Urban Learning

Mike Schmidt
Director of Education & Community Development
Ford Motor Company

Errol Service
Managing Director
E.C.S. Partnership, McDonalds BBD

James Smith
President
Eastern Michigan University

Steve Tobocman
Director
Global Detroit

Dan Varner
CEO
Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit

Frank Venegas
Chairman & CEO
The Ideal Group Inc.

Keith Whitfield
Provost
Wayne State University

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