Thank you for your consideration as your newly elected Regent. Both the University of Michigan and Michigan State need newly elected Regents who can help guide the Carnegie I Research institutions through this Covid19 crisis and beyond. The candidate attended the University of Michgian's Rackham Graduate School and completed 25+ credits in a 30 credit MPA with a concentration in Government Operations. Burgess took the Master's of Science in Management from the University of Maryland Higher Education System. He graduated Cum Laude in U.S. History and Political Science from the University of NC Higher Education System's North Carolina Central University in 2003. Burgess was one of two students out of 10,000 to receive the coveted Student Leadership Award presented by Omega Psi Phi Man Damian Ruffin, President of the Student Body.
Burgess will make an excellent addition to the Regents of either University and has common sense ideas about how to;
- lessen tuition,
- Improve the four year graduation rate and make the campus more resilient to pathogens like Covid19 by implementing ideas like;
- sliding automatic doors in restrooms,
- Fostering new UV-C technology into Environmental Services and
- Increasing asynchronous learning or online studies to develop new pathways to degree completion.
Mr. Foster is a previous candidate for U.S. Congress in 2014 in the Michigan 14th District as a Democrat. In 2010 he was endorsed by the Michigan 14th District as a Democrat vying for then 5th District seat, prior to gerrymandering, as a State Rep Candidate.
He and his Wife Traci are the proud parents of four sons; Justin, Bernard, Brandin and Austin. They attend worship at historic Hartford Memorial Baptist Church a 103 year old institution of Faith located in Detroit, Michigan under the leadership of Charles Christian Adams, Pastor. They serve as Sunday School Teachers (Crusaders Class), Chairperson of the Optimist Club International Chapter (Oratorical and Essay Competitions), The Small Business Ministry (Entrepreneurs), Touch Ministry (Cancer Awareness), etc.