Casandra E. Ulbrich, Ph.D.
Casandra Ulbrich, Ph.D. (D-Rochester Hills) was elected in 2006 to an eight-year term on the Michigan State Board of Education, effective January 1, 2007.
Casandra has spent the majority of her career in higher education administration. She currently serves as the Vice President for College Advancement and Community Relations at Macomb Community College. Before joining Macomb Community College in 2011, Casandra was employed at Wayne State University for over ten years, serving in various administrative positions, including Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Previously, Casandra served as a Press Secretary to former U.S. House Democratic Whip David Bonior, acting as the official spokesperson for the Congressman.
Casandra serves on several boards, including as President of the Women Officials Network, an organization dedicated to increasing women's participation in elective and appointive office regardless of party affiliation, Chair of the Michigan Women’s Democratic Caucus, Healthy Neighborhoods Detroit, and is an active volunteer K-9 handler with Search and Rescue of Michigan.
Casandra has been recognized as one of Michigan’s 40 under 40 by Crain’s Detroit Business, received the Service to Schools Award by the Macomb ISD and is the recipient of an honorary degree from her alma mater, St. Clair County Community College.
The first in her family to attend college, Casandra earned an Associates Degree from St. Clair County Community College, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and a Masters Degree in Communication from Wayne State University in Detroit, and a Ph.D. in Communication, also from Wayne State University.
Casandra and her husband, David Williams, live in Rochester Hills, Michigan with their two dogs: Bailey and Jaxon.