Gregory Moorehead

Gregory Moorehead

School of Communication

Gregory Moorehead

2004 Alumni Academy Inductee

Gregory Moorehead received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Organizational Communication, as well as a doctorate in Educational Leadership, all from Western Michigan University. After earning his undergraduate degree from WMU, Gregory briefly worked in broadcast sales for WKZO Radio in Kalamazoo, and then worked as an internal claims adjuster at TransAmerica Insurance Company in Battle Creek. In 1991, he returned to WMU to begin graduate school, working as a Graduate Assistant for Project Focus; a program designed to increase the number of underrepresented minorities that successfully transfer from Kalamazoo Valley Community College to WMU. Eventually, he was appointed director, and worked to expand the program to Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, and Southwest Michigan College in Dowagiac. In 1998, the Kalamazoo Family YMCA recognized Gregory as an “Outstanding Black Achiever.” In 2001, Greg was appointed Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at WMU, where his responsibilities included homecoming and class reunions. In 2003, he was named Director of the Student Support Services Program at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. In 2004, the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education, Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Board of Directors, recognized Gregory as an “EOF Champion”, for his dedication, advocacy, outspoken support and commitment to the New Jersey EOF Program. Increasing the recruitment, retention and graduation of first-generation and low-income college students is the mission the New Jersey EOF Program. In his spare time, Gregory enjoys many of the arts and other cultural amenities provided in the New York/New Jersey area. Still, he remains connected to his Kalamazoo roots where much of his family resides.

 

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