2020 Diverse Champion: How Dr. Curtis L. Ivery Transformed Wayne County Community College District - Community College News Now
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2020 Diverse Champion: How Dr. Curtis L. Ivery Transformed Wayne County Community College District



by Jamal Eric Watson

Although he tends to downplay his prominence, there is no question that Dr. Curtis L. Ivery has become somewhat of a celebrity in Detroit, using his high-profile status as the chancellor of the Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) to champion opportunity and educational equity for the 70,000 students enrolled at the multi-campus college.

And in doing so, Ivery — who is one of the longest serving community college leaders in the nation — has dramatically helped raise the visibility of a struggling city on the verge of a second renaissance.

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