Get to know: Faye Alexander Nelson ’75, ’81, working hard for the city she loves

In 2003, Faye Alexander Nelson ’75, ’81 became the inaugural president and CEO of Detroit RiverFront Conservancy.   Most people she talked to about the post told her it was a mistake, and that the project was a fool’s errand. No one wanted to visit downtown Detroit at the time and …

Class of ’22 Alumni spirit honorees: Patricia D. Kennedy-Scott ’78 — visionary healthcare leader

Each year, University of Detroit Mercy chooses an alumnus from each of its Colleges or Schools to honor as someone who has excelled in his or her profession, demonstrated outstanding leadership in work and devoted himself or herself in service to the larger community. Award recipients reflect the University’s mission …

Graduate programs earn high national rankings from U.S. News & World Report

University of Detroit Mercy graduate programs in Health Professions, Nursing, Engineering, Business, Clinical Psychology and Law have once again been ranked among the top national universities in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Colleges’ edition. This is the third year in a row Detroit Mercy graduate programs have …

Detroit Mercy Law, Prosecutor’s Office to team up against wrongful convictions

Starting this fall, Detroit Mercy Law students will work with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) to help right wrongful convictions. The collaboration comes in the form of a new clinic at which six students a semester will work alongside Wayne County assistant prosecutors under the supervision of …

Law school names new dean

University of Detroit Mercy announces the appointment of Jelani Jefferson Exum as the new dean of the School of Law, effective July 1. Jefferson Exum is a nationally recognized expert in sentencing law and procedure and joined the Detroit Mercy faculty in 2019. “I am honored to be the next …