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Daniel Little

Chancellor, University of Michigan-Dearborn

daniellittleDaniel Little is the fifth and longest-serving chancellor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, having led the campus since July 2000. He also serves as professor of philosophy at UM-Dearborn and as professor of sociology at UM-Ann Arbor.

Under his leadership the university secured record enrollment, with just over 9,100 students. The campus’s undergraduate minority enrollment has increased to 26 percent, and the campus has built a welcoming and inclusive environment. UM-Dearborn has cultivated meaningful relationships between the university and its surrounding community in terms of scholarship, research and service.

Little previously served as vice president for academic affairs at Bucknell University and as associate dean of the faculty at Colgate University. He is the author of numerous research papers and books including “The Future of Diversity” and “The Paradox of Wealth and Poverty.”

Little is co-chair of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Detroit Drives Degrees Leadership Council and serves on the boards of a myriad of metro Detroit organizations.