Detroit Center

Staff

Feodies Shipp III

Director

Feodies Shipp

Feodies Shipp

Feodies Shipp III started his career in higher education with the U-M Career Center in 1995. From 1996 to 2010, he worked in the university’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions first as an admissions counselor and then as assistant director. In 2010, Shipp was named associate director of the U-M Detroit Center. Through this position, he was able to combine two of his greatest passions — the University of Michigan and the city of Detroit.

Born and raised in Detroit, Shipp is excited by the city’s rebirth and believes the university can be a significant contributor to that experience. He earned his B.A. in History from U-M and his M.A. in educational leadership from Eastern Michigan University.

dini@umich.edu | 313-593-3489

Gerrard Rayford

Facilities Coordinator

Gerrard Rayford

Gerrard Rayford

Gerrard Rayford handles the management, coordination and maintenance of the U-M Detroit Center’s spaces and equipment. He is also responsible for the development, coordination, and installation of exhibits for the Monts Hall Gallery.

Rayford is a history major at Wayne State University, with interests in creative writing, music production, and sports.

grrayfor@umich.edu | 313-593-3584

Brittany Thompson-Johnson

Administrative Assistant

Tiffany Johnson

Brittany Thompson- Johnson

Brittany Thompson-Johnson is the administrative assistant, supporting both the center and the center director.

bmtj@umich.edu | 313-593-3584

Katherine Lehman

Front Desk Coordinator

Katherine Lehman

Katherine Lehman

Katie grew up in Linden, Michigan, a small town between Ann Arbor and Flint. After graduating high school, she attended the University of Michigan, earning her BA in Communication Studies. After working for a year in property management, Katie decided that she needed a change. The Detroit Center allows her to combine her passion for higher education with her love of helping others and her community.

lehmkath@umich.edu | 313-593-3584