Mr. Maurice A. Stinnett, Dean of Students at Central State University | Urban Education Leaders Program | Organization and Leadership

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Mr. Maurice  Stinnett

Mr. Maurice Stinnett

UELP Student and Dean of Students at Central State University

Mr. Stinnett, UELP student from 2013 cohort, is the Dean of Students at Central State University, the Midwest's only public Historically Black College and University (HBCU). In addition to serving as the Dean of Students at Central State University, Mr. Stinnett is also 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, Mr. 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.

Mr. Stinnett also 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. He also previously served as the Senior Director of Community Engagement and Education at CentroNia, a multicultural, bilingual education nonprofit located in Washington, DC. Mr. Stinnett 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.  

Mr. Stinnett earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business from Central State University and his 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. Mr. Stinnett also holds a Master of Education from Teachers College Columbia University.

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