Ismael Ahmed is currently the Associate Provost for Integrated Learning and Community Partnerships at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Ahmed is a longtime activist who has served in multiple political roles within the Michigan Democratic Party. He was appointed Director of the Michigan Department of Human Services in September 2007 and served through January 2011. A nationally-recognized expert on immigration and social reform, Ahmed previously served as executive director of the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS). During his 38 years with ACCESS (24 years as director), Ahmed advocated for low-income, new immigrant, and other marginalized communities across metro Detroit and beyond through a range of social justice, human services and arts activist programs.
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Maurice & Jane Sugar Law Center
In 2007, Ismael Ahmed was a member of the Honorary Host Committee for the Essential: Advocacy for Workplace Justice Reception & Silent Auction. The reception, which was held on Nov. 14, 2007 is the annual fundraising event to benefit the far left National Lawyers Guild-affiliated Maurice & Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice. The guest of honor at the reception was Andy Levin, son of Congressman Sander Levin, and Deputy Director at the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth.
Democratic Party leader
- Mark Brewer, Chair
- Tina Abbott, First Vice Chair
- Lupe Ramos-Montigny, Second Vice Chair
- Ismael Ahmed, Third Vice Chair
- Rosa Holliday, Recording and Corresponding Secretary
- Ramesh Verma, Treasurer
Arab American Institute
As of January 2018 Ismael Ahmed served on the Board of the Arab American Institute.