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Dr. Jacqueline El-Sayed named Vice President for Academic Affairs at Marygrove College

DETROIT, Jan. 28, 2014 Marygrove College today announced that Dr. Jacqueline El-Sayed will become Marygrove Colleges next Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective April 1, 2014. Dr. El-Sayed is currently the Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan.

Having served in higher education for more than 25 years, Dr. El-Sayed brings exceptionally relevant experience to Marygrove and the Academic Affairs Division. Her leadership experience includes service as Ketterings Chief Accreditation Officer, its Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and its Founding Chair of the Planning and Assessment Council. She also oversees the Registrars Office, the Academic Success Center, the Library, the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, the Center for Culminating Undergraduate Experiences and the Cooperative & Experiential Education Department. She has led many initiatives at Kettering, such as: development of enriched First Year Experience, Supplemental Instruction, Culminating Experience, and Experiential Learning curricula; a review of Graduate, and International Programs to enhance student support and oversight; development of a self-study on Faculty Compensation, Student Retention and in preparation for Higher Learning Commission (HLC) reaccreditation, among others.

Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance Joins Forces with Marygrove Friday, Oct. 12.

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Marygrove College is living proof that the city of Detroit is so much more than its often-reported headlines of failing schools and lost opportunities. As hosts of a Community Session on Urban Leadership for the national Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance (KFLA) on Friday, Oct. 12, the College is helping to rewrite the story about what is strong in Detroit; like the will of its people or the resolve of its long-standing institutions to provide access to quality education.

Roughly six years of thoughtful planning and hard work has come to fruition this year for Marygrove with an exciting award of $1.5 million in funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, one of the countrys leading philanthropic institutions. The grant is supporting the Colleges Urban Leadership Vision in the form of a program called Building Our Leadership in Detroit (BOLD). The program is designed to transform the way students develop as leaders at Marygrove College.

Executed through the Colleges Office of Urban Leadership, BOLD seeks to partner with national experts such as the KFLA to build ongoing community outreach programs. The grant will be used over the course of three years for programming and additional staff, to ultimately help position Marygrove as a qualified center for urban study and leadership. The phased program will eventually mandate a signature, four-year iterative academic experience for ALL students, regardless of major.

As an institution serving the community of Detroit, I believe that we have a responsibility to capitalize on our location and improve outcomes for students and families, says Dr. David J. Fike, Marygrove College President. With the support of KFLA, BOLD will enable the College to sustain a long-term commitment to enhance urban leaders, and produce meaningful community change.

Marygrove College to revise curriculum to develop urban leadership

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DETROIT, April 9, 2012 Marygrove College today announced a program to revise its entire curriculum to develop leadership skills in each of its students, no matter what their major focus of study.

The initiative, entitled Building our Leadership in Detroit (BOLD) is grounded in the belief that everyone has a potential for leadership if given the proper support and guidance and is designed to make Marygrove a significant leader in the drive to rebuild Detroit.  It is being underwritten by a $1.5 million grant from the W. K. Kellogg foundation.

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