And I'm a Republican candidate running for
Wayne State University Board of Governors
I'm a proud Wayne State Warrior, law enforcement executive, and adjunct professor with an extensive background in leadership, curriculum development, and fiscal management.
I have successfully served Wayne County communities for over 27 years as a law enforcement officer. I have assumed several leadership roles throughout my career that provided education and experience with a focus in critical aspects of fiscal responsibility, public safety, and meeting or exceeding community expectations.
In addition to my law enforcement experience, for the past six years, I have been an adjunct professor for a local college and a state university. Education has been instrumental in my success; therefore, my commitment to teaching has supported my passion for education. These past two years during our COVID pandemic have proven challenging for education. As we come through the other side, my goal is to continue supporting choices to allow for personal decision-making and avoid impeding the communication and attendance needed for a productive learning environment.
As a non-traditional undergraduate student at Wayne State University, I understand the balance of working and the financial stress of sourcing affordable education without sacrificing quality and excellence. So I will work to ensure that tuition costs are maintained, and that unnecessary expenditures are mitigated, to secure an affordable and accessible education for Michiganders at Wayne State University. In a time of declining enrollment, raising tuition is NOT the answer to attract our future students.
I will continue to support the exceptional efforts of the WSU Police Department. This involves advocating for tools and resources necessary to continue making our campus one of the safest. A safe campus is crucial to students and staff and will draw future Warriors and visitors.
And finally, about me personally... For almost 25 years, I have shared my life with my best friend and partner - my wife, Charlotte. Together we have raised two beautiful, kind-hearted daughters. We are a strong family with the same aligned values of empathy, hard work, strength, self-awareness, and perseverance. We dedicate time to community initiatives trying to make a difference in the lives of others. I have endless gratitude for my family and their willingness to support me in my aspirations to serve others.