Robert Reaves wins Homer D. Strong Award

This story was originally published by the Wayne State University Alumni Association.

Robert T. Reaves ’11, M.B.A. ’15 is the recipient of the 2018 Homer D. Strong Award, presented for distinguished leadership and service to the alumni association and the university, for stimulating alumni participation, and significantly benefiting the university through volunteer leadership.

A native Detroiter and first-generation college graduate, Reaves currently serves as director of strategic planning, accreditation and assurance at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. 

As a board member of Ronald McDonald House Charities Detroit and president of the charity’s junior board, Reaves established a partnership between the charity and the WSU School of Medicine that will launch a mobile medical unit to deliver neighborhood health care to inner-city children.

He also is ambassador to the Michigan Opera Theatre and an active member on the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Next Generation Committee, where his volunteer work involves fundraising, strategic planning and community outreach focused on enriching Detroit and increasing audience diversity.

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