The Chamber is proud to celebrate Greg Handel, Vice President of Education and Talent, who has been named one of the 2023 Crain’s Detroit Business Notable Leaders in Higher Education.
To increase postsecondary training and education in the region to 60% by 2030, Handel established Detroit Drives Degrees, a group dedicated to advancing access to postsecondary opportunities, boosting student success, and retaining and attracting talent.
Handel also oversees Detroit Promise, which provides college scholarships to Detroit high school graduates. He helped start the board, which generates $4 million per year toward the scholarship. The Chamber has helped over 6,000 students enter college tuition-free in the last 10 years.
“Greg’s leadership and ability to build and manage a cross-sector collaboration created an effective and much needed focus on the importance of higher-education attainment in the Detroit Region,” said Oakland University President Ora Pescovitz. “He and his team have brought together educators, business, government and philanthropic partners to begin addressing this critical issue.”
Additionally, the Chamber congratulates the Detroit Drives Degrees Leadership Council members who were also named one of the 2023 Crain’s Detroit Business Notable Leaders in Higher Education:
- Ahmad Ezzddine, Vice President, Academic Student Affairs and Global Engagement, Wayne State University
- Domenico Grasso, Chancellor, University of Michigan-Dearborn
- William Moses, Managing Director, Education, The Kresge Foundation
- Peter Provenzano, Chancellor, Oakland Community College
- Brian Singleton, President, Curtis L. Ivery Downtown Campus; Vice Chancellor, Student Services, Wayne Community College District