David McGhee, Flint, MI, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration & Public Policy from Oakland University, and has also earned a Master of Science degree in Administration from Central Michigan University. Upon graduation from Oakland University, he accepted an internship with Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm. Following his internship with Governor Granholm, David returned to Flint to work with and for at-risk youth, serving as the Program Director for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint 100 Men 100 Boys Program for nearly seven years. In this role he worked with male mentors to mentor 100 unmatched boys, annually. This role also allowed him to facilitate the production of the agency’s first-ever hardcover Children’s Book, 100 Men 100 Boys – A Mentoring Program, which focuses on the positive impact mentoring has in the lives boys. Currently David is a part-time instructor at Mott Community College where he teaches Leadership Development.
David is a change agent. In recent years, Vernon Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Oakland University have recognized him for his leadership. David was also honored by the Mayor of Flint, in 2011, with “David McGhee Day” for his unwavering dedication to improving the lives of others.
He is also a sought after public speaker. David is frequently called upon to facilitate discussions and speak on leading-edge education, nonprofit, leadership, and youth issues by groups that have included the University of Michigan – Flint, TEDxFlint, TEDxDetroit, United Way of Broward County, Flint Community Schools, Oakland University, the National Conference on Preventing Crime in the Black Community, and other organizations, churches, and universities across the State of Michigan and throughout the country.
David’s civic involvement includes serving on the Board of Trustees for the Flint Public Library, serving as a Big Brother, and a 2011 graduate of the National Urban League Emerging Leaders Program. In June of 2012 David was honored in the 2012 BE NEXT Awards; this event, held in Los Angeles, CA and hosted by Black Enterprise, was orchestrated by a collective of entertainers, industry executives and entrepreneurs. Most recently, David has been active in strategic planning work with the Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement.