Friday, October 27, 2017

Professor Henry Meares receives two honors for work in Detroit


Spirit of Detroit Awards

Henry Meares won the Outstanding Service Award in a Hall of Fame event held at the Detroit Center on October 20. This U-M award recognizes the service of faculty and staff members with a proven history of meaningful service to Metro Detroit communities.

As Assistant Dean for Recruitment, K-16 Relations, and Special Projects, Meares’ work in Detroit was also recognized by the City Council of Detroit, who honored him with the Spirit of Detroit award. This award recognizes “exceptional achievement, outstanding leadership, and dedication to improving the quality      of life.”

In his 38 years of service as an educator, Meares has also won two principal of the year awards for middle and high school, as well as being named national principal of the year. Dr. Meares was one of the founders of Michigan Middle Start, which was implemented in more than 17 states across the USA. Meares has worked extensively with Detroit high schools, helping to design 9th grade academies to help students transition to high school.

Henry Meares is Assistant Dean for Recruitment, K-16 Relations, and Special Projects

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