DeAndré helps connect students to non-profits, advocacy organizations, small businesses, and local government to foster engaged learning. He previously worked as a community leader in the city of Detroit in various positions including dispatcher for the Wayne State University Police Department, community engagement manager for Black Male Engagement, community developer in NW Detroit, and director of community relations for Detroit City Council President Pro-Tempore Mary Sheffield. Just prior to coming to the U-M, he worked for the State of Michigan Department of Transportation's Office of Business Development. DeAndré earned his BA in sociology from Wayne State University.
Areas of expertise
- Practical Community Learning Project
- Engaged learning and student projects
- Social policy
- Community engagement, partnerships and relations
- Government relations
- City of Detroit and Metro Region