Meet the Alumni Association board

The Alumni Association is led by a dedicated group of individuals who reflect the passion, expertise, diversity and commitment of the university community. Board members play an essential role in guiding alumni relations efforts, programs and initiatives, serving as proud ambassadors of Wayne State University. Board membership is a distinct honor guided by specific responsibilities. 


Sandy Colvin

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting ’84
Juris Doctor ’89
Attorney, CPA, Community Volunteer

Robert Reaves

Vice President
Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations ’11
Master of Business Administration ’15
Director of Accreditation
WSU School of Medicine

Mary Jenkins-Williams

Master of Education ’97
Certificate in Education ’03
Assistant Principal, Wayne-Westland Community School District
Educational Consultant, Jenkins-Williams Institute for Change, LLC

Najwa Abouhassan

Bachelor of Science in Computer and Electrical Engineering ’07
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering ’11
Engineering Supervisor
DTE Energy

Raymond Cloud

Bachelor of  Science in Criminal Justice ’01
Group Senior Vice President of Loss Prevention, Organizational Safety and Security
Ross Stores Incorporated

Elizabeth Darga

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice ’86
Macomb County Sheriff’s Office

Tiana Dudley

Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences ’14
CEO and Founder
Dudley Digital Communications

Alrick (Rick) Duncan

Bachelor of Science in Management ’08
Vehicle Logistics Intercontinental and Port Operations Supervisor
General Motors Company

Rana Elmir

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism ’04
Deputy Director
American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan

Peter Frade, Ph.D.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry ’68
Master of Science in Chemistry ’71
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry ’78
Associate Dean for Health Sciences
WSU Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Frank Jeney

Immediate Past President
Bachelor of Science in Marketing ’05
Master of Arts in Sports Administration ’15
Manager of Recreation and Leisure
Municipality of Lakeshore, Ontario

Vinay (Vince) Khanna

Master of Business Administration ’73
Retired Sales and Marketing Executive
Hewlett-Packard and startup technology companies

Beth Konrad

Master of Arts in Communication ’01
Konrad Communications, LLC
Adjunct Faculty
WSU Department of Communication

paul mack

Master of Social Work ’11
Founding Partner and Board President
Intertwined, LLC and Intertwined Family Foundation

Rose Moten

Master of Education ’98
Life Counselor
Dr. Rose Moten – Transcendent Life Counseling

Abhijit Nikhade

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering ’16
Product Management and Renewable Energy Expert, GE Renewable Energy
Cofounder and CTO, MicroSkills Ltd
Global Shaper, World Economic Forum

Adelaide Pascaris

Master of Business Administration ’09
Area Government & Community Affairs Manager
ITC Holdings Corp.

Daniel Patton

Bachelor of Arts in History ’07
Master of Library and Information Science ’15
Canton Public Library

Stanley Simek

Bachelor of Arts in Communication ’93
Master of Arts in Radio and Television ’06
Senior Development Officer
Ascension St. John Foundation

Zhongcong Xie, M.D.

Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences ’94
Henry Knowles Beecher Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard University
Director, Geriatric Anesthesia Research Unit
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital