Foundation Board of Directors
Arts Advocate and Philanthropist
Urban Science Applications, Inc.
1936 – 2017
In memory of an innovator, leader, advocate and friend
Mayor Pro Tem
City of Grosse Pointe Woods
President, Wayne State University Foundation Board
Vice President, Development and Alumni Affairs, Wayne State University
Julius Combs, M.D.
Chairman and President
National Healthcare Scholars
Avis Ford, Inc.
Mayer Brown LLP
Ghafari Associates, LLC
Chief Executive Officer
Emagine Entertainment, Inc.
and COO, Proctor Financial, Inc.
Dykema Gossett, P.L.L.C.
David M. Hempstead
President, Wayne State University Alumni Association
Chairman and Co-founder
Denise J. Lewis
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
Taylor Lewis, M.D.
1943 – 2017
In memory of a dedicated volunteer and generous supporter
Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer
DTE Energy Company
David A. Nicholson
Member, Wayne State University Board of Governors
Vice Chairman, PVS Chemicals, Inc.
Sandra Hughes O’Brien
Chair, Wayne State University Board of Governors
Principal and Co-owner
President, Wayne State University Academic Senate
Hollywood Executive and Producer
A. Paul Schaap
John Schwarz, M.D.
Former U.S. Congressman
7th District of Michigan
New York Life Insurance Company
Matthew J. Simoncini
Chair, Wayne State University Foundation Board Of Directors
President and Chief Executive Officer
Retired Chairman and CEO
Founder and President
M. Roy Wilson
Wayne State University
Wayne State University Foundation Board of Directors