Denise Mallett
Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs

About Me

Denise returns to Marygrove with over 17 years of higher education experience in both two-year and four-year institutions in November, 2015. She states, "This proves that if the task is important, you can go home again. I'm pleased to be back at Marygrove and I look forward to contributing to the forward progress of this great institution."

Denise has earned a Bachelor in Business Administration, a Master of Arts with a concentration in Human Resources, an Education Specialist Certificate with a concentration in Administration and Supervision, and Doctor of Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

Outside of work, supporting meaningful causes is important to Denise, especially those that embrace Detroit to make it a better city and empower women and girls, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. As part of that commitment Denise volunteers her time working with young girls and women to develop programs that improve their preparation for and retention in college. She also has a passion for the Arts and making sure it is accessible to all, especially children.

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Honors and Awards

  • Detroit's 40 under 40 Award, Crain's Detroit Business

  • A Woman of Excellence Award, The Michigan Chronicle

  • One Tough Cookie Award, The Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan

Professional Organizations and Involvement

  • AACC American Association of Community Colleges (2014-2015). Current member

  • (AAUW) American Association for University Women-Detroit Branch: Co-President (2004-2006). Current member

  • Coca Cola Scholarship Selection Committee: 3-year tenure (2000-2003)


  • Mallett, D. W. (2015). "New Age Careers: Community Colleges and Their Unique Ability to Fill Pipelines." Great Leadership. Wayne County Community College District. Vol. 9, Issue 1, Winter 2015

  • Mallett, D. W. (2015). "Can the Economic Power of Community Colleges help rebuild Detroit?" Great Leadership. Wayne County Community College District. Vol. 10, Issue 1, Summer 2015

  • Mallett, D. W. (2015). "The Influence of Student Engagement on Student Retention at a Midwest Urban Research Institution." Wayne State University. October, 2015.


  • BBA, Management, Detroit College of Business

  • MA, Human Resource Management, Marygrove College

  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Wayne State University

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