Dr. Maurice Stinnett: Vice President of Engagement and Chief Diversity Officer | Urban Education Leaders Program | Organization and Leadership

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Dr. Maurice  Stinnett

Dr. Maurice Stinnett

Vice President of Engagement and Chief Diversity Officer, Cleveland State University

Dr. Maurice Stinnett, member of UELP's 2013 cohort, has been named the new Vice President of Engagement and Chief Diversity Officer at Cleveland State University. In addition to Dr. Stinnett's new role, he is the Founder and CEO of Make One, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through an ecosystem of academic enrichment and community education programs.  A longtime education advocate, Dr. Stinnett was driven to start Make One after recognizing how greatly enrichment programs can strengthen and support learning in children and families through his work and through his own life experience as an urban student.

Dr. Stinnett previously served as the Sr. Director of Community Engagement and Education at CentroNia, a multicultural, bilingual education nonprofit located in Washington, DC. He also has worked in the fields of education, advocacy, and community engagement for over ten years, having worked with Esperanza, Prepare the Future Ohio, and Call to Renewal. Dr. Stinnett has previously served as the Chairman for the World Leadership Program, a White House Initiative to bridge cultures and spark learning and dialogue between graduate students and universities in the Middle East and the United States. Dr. Stinnett is an energetic educator and presenter with experience as adjunct professor and invited speaker at multiple institutions of higher education in diversity, religion, and education.

Dr. Stinnett holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Central State University and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, where he examined the social and cultural changes in education and economics and how religion has addressed those changes and inequalities. He also holds a Master of Education from Columbia University and Ed.D. from the Urban Education Leaders Program.

To learn more about Dr. Stinnett's new role at Cleveland State University, please click here

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