Staff Members

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Interim Director

Feodies Shipp is the interim Director of the University of Michigan Detroit Center. In this role, he seeks to foster and support engagement between the University, Detroit and metro communities through research, programming, academic and outreach initiatives. Shipp also oversees facilities management and administers several U-M Detroit Center programs, such as MLK Day Activities.

Meeting & Events Coordinator

Alexis oversees the day-to-day operations of the front desk at the Detroit Center. As the front line of the Detroit Center, Alexis is responsible for event, program and project management, logistics, room scheduling, customer relations, reception and guest services.

Facilities Coordinator

Gerrard Rayford is primarily responsible for the management, coordination and maintenance of the Detroit Center's spaces and equipment. He is also responsible for the development, coordination, and installation of exhibits for the Monts Hall Gallery.