|Involved in advocacy for Michigan families for nearly 15 years, Nicole Wells Stallworth joins Oakland University as the assistant vice president for Government and Community Relations.|
She has been involved in advocacy for Michigan families for nearly 15 years, having coordinated energy assistance programs for low-income families and senior citizens during her time with The Heat and Warmth Fund. In addition, she led a variety of grassroots initiatives for the Michigan Association of Public School Academies, advocating for quality community pubic schools. She most recently served as director of Community Engagement, Government Affairs and Enrichment Programs for the Children’s Center, where her duties included developing and implementing a community engagement strategy, serving as a spokesperson for agency programs and services, and facilitating client recruitment.
“The Office of Government and Community Relations is pleased and honored to have Nicole Wells Stallworth as a new member of our team. She is a top-notch professional who is very well connected and respected in many circles, and has a broad array of experiences and accomplishments,” said Rochelle Black, vice president for Government and Community Relations. “Nicole's proven abilities, coupled with her willingness to delve deep in identifying and responding to issues and opportunities, will bode well for Oakland University.”
Stallworth is a member of the President’s Community Advisory Council for Wayne State University, the Early Childhood Leadership & Advocacy advisory board for the National Alliance for Children & Families, and Chairs the Board of Directors for the International Preparatory Academy at the MacDowell Campus. For her contributions, she has been recognized by the Michigan Frontpage as a top 40 leader to watch under the age of 40, and by the Michigan Chronicle Women of Excellence, which honors women who inspire others through their vision, passion, and leadership. The Michigan Nonprofit Association has also recognized her as one of the state’s emerging leaders.
Stallworth has been a guest lecturer in Wayne State University’s School of Education Urban Education course on public policy, and is a Michigan Political Leadership Program alumna through Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy & Social Research. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from Wayne State University.