I am running for Wayne State University Board of Governors because I support public education and public higher education and I believe the university boards need to be reflective of the entire Michigan Community. I will be a strong voice for working families and as a member of the Wayne State Board I will advocate:
for keeping tuition affordable;
that Wayne will remain accessible to all segments of the diverse population in the Metropolitan Detroit area where it draws most of it's 32,000 students;
that Wayne assure quality education at the undergraduate, graduate level and in in it's professional schools; that it work even harder to improve its retention and graduation rates;
and that Wayne accelerate its role as an economic engine in Detroit through its research, health care work, and Midtown Redevelopment.
Of most importance, I will become another voice, in the chorus of State-wide voices, that tell Lansing that the ten year historic disinvestment in higher education must end.
Advocating more education and life-long learning for our sons and daughters and trying to create as much opportunity for that as possible, is simply being sensible, practical, and realistic!
I will be a strong voice for Wayne State and a strong voice for Michigan's working families; and I respectfully request your support.