Dr. Ahmad Ezzeddine is the Associate Vice President for Educational Outreach and International Programs at Wayne State University. In this capacity, he leads the university’s academic, global, and corporate educational outreach programs, including the university’s expansion in Macomb County, which includes the development of the WSU Advanced Technology Education Center on the South Campus of Macomb Community College.
Prior to his current role, he served as the Assistant Dean for Executive and Professional Development in the School of Business Administration. Under his leadership, the Professional Development Division, the School’s executive education arm, experienced record activities and growth, surpassing levels from its entire 15-year history and becoming a self-funded profitable operation. He has extensive experience in business development, change management and strategic planning, and has consulted with a diverse list of corporate clients that includes Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, UAW-Ford, Compuware, Wayne County and the City of Detroit.
Dr. Ezzeddine teaches MBA level-courses and frequently delivers his own training programs and seminars in areas such as leadership and innovation, strategic planning, negotiation, project management, and quality. In addition to the United States, he has presented/taught in Russia, Lebanon and Slovakia.
Named one of Crain’s Detroit Business 40 Under 40 Class of 2007, Ezzeddine is committed to serving the community since his arrival to the Detroit area more than 20 years ago. He is the current Chairman of the International Visitors Council of Metropolitan Detroit. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of the League for Economic Empowerment, the American Arab Chamber of Commerce, the Metropolitan Detroit YMCA, and the Arab-American and Chaldean Council.
He received a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Information Systems, a Master of Business Administration (with an International Business concentration) and a doctorate in Business and Industrial Engineering.