DETROIT, March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The transformational leadership of Wayne County Community College District Chancellor Dr. Curtis L. Ivery will be recognized with the naming of a group of District buildings as the "Curtis L. Ivery Central Educational Campus Complex." The complex includes the WCCCD Administration Building, located at 801 West Fort Street in Detroit; the WCCCD Downtown Campus, located at 1001 West Fort Street; and the nearly completed Health, Wellness, and Sports Center, located next to the Downtown Campus.
The announcement will be made at an 11 a.m. Thursday, March 14 ceremony that includes remarks from Dr. Walter Bumphus, President of the American Association of Community Colleges; Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon; Detroit Chapter NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, the Reverend Jim Holley, Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, Mayor of Westland William Wild, and Mayor of Taylor Rick Sollars, Detroit Police Chief James E. Craig, and more.
The WCCCD Board of Trustees presented a resolution that honored Ivery's "continuing commitment to … the vision and mission of Wayne County Community College District and the communities it serves.
"The naming of this complex recognizes the profound and transformative leadership of Dr. Ivery, and the indelible mark that he has made on countless lives through his unwavering focus on providing doorways to better lives through higher education," said WCCCD Board Chairperson Mary Ellen Stempfle.
Under his leadership, WCCCD, the largest urban community college district in Michigan, has been transformed into a thriving, six-campus inclusively pluralistic District that serves more than 70,000 students annually.
Ivery has assembled academic, community, business and government leaders at the table across a series of roundtables and conferences to develop strategies to expand educational equity and economic mobility in our region, and throughout the nation. He is a recognized national thought leader, equity advocate, educator, author and scholar.
The complex name will be indicated with new signage on the campus buildings to include the Curtis L. Ivery District Office Building, the Curtis L. Ivery Downtown Campus, and the Curtis L. Ivery Health and Wellness Educational Center, as well as large directional pillar on Fort Street.
About WCCCD: WCCCD, the largest urban community college in Michigan, is a multi-campus district with six campus locations, University Center and the Michigan Institute for Public Safety Education (MIPSE), serving 36 cities and townships, spanning more than 500 square miles. WCCCD is committed to the continued development of new programs, hosting community-based training sessions, improving student facilities and services. www.wcccd.edu.