UDM Law 3L evening student Charity Dean and alumnus Jeffery Matis ('94) have been selected as Michigan Political Leadership Program Fellows. The prestigious MPLP was founded in 1992 to expand training opportunities for people of all political backgrounds at every level of public service.
Ms. Dean is currently the Community Relations Manager for the Detroit Land Bank Authority, and, among her many activities, she is Vice President of the Black Law Students Association. Mr. Matis is an attorney with Garan Lucow Miller, PC, based in the Troy office. He was a Councilman for the City of Rochester (November 2007 - January 2011), and he has served as Vice Chairman of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners since January 2011.