Ismael N. Ahmed – Senior Advisor to the Chancellor and Associate Provost for Metropolitan Impact

 Mr. Ahmed is responsible for connecting academic programs to community, business, and government initiatives, locally and nationally. During his tenure, he has brought internal and external stakeholders together to form a collaborative and student-centered vision around the University’s community outreach, institutional development, and fundraising strategies.


Direct: #313-583-6331 Scheduling requests: #313-583-6764



Tracy S. Hall, Ph.D. – Director of Community Engagement

 • Dr. Hall oversees the day-to-day operations of the Office of Metropolitan Impact and serves as a Lecturer in the Masters of Public Administration program. Her expertise encompasses: public sector leadership and management; public policy advocacy; workforce and human capital development; as well as public administration and civil society-related teaching, practice and research.


Direct: #313-583-6379 Cell: #313-401-3735 Email:


Deb Parker – Senior Executive Secretary

 • Ms. Parker is responsible for scheduling office appointments, calls and meetings, as well as scheduling requests for the Ford Collaboratory.


Main Office: #313-583-6764 Email:


Molly R. Manley – Program Coordinator

• Ms. Manley oversees seed grant applications, the bi-annual engagement inventory, and requests for OMI assistance.


Direct: # 313-583-6361 Email: