Press Release

For Immediate Release
March 9, 2016
Media Contact: Sharon Banks, 313-929-3986

Detroit Public Schools Foundation Appoints New President

(Detroit, MI) __ Effective March 25, 2016, Dr. Glenda Price, President of the Detroit Public Schools Foundation (DPSF) will retire from the organization.  March 28th ushers in new leadership with the selection of Pamela Moore to take the helm.

With a unanimous appointment by the Detroit Public Schools Foundation board of directors, Pamela Moore joins the organization after serving four years as President and Chief Executive officer of the Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation.  DPSF Board of Directors Chair Jerome Watson states, “The Board of Directors of the DPS Foundation is pleased that Pamela Moore has accepted our invitation to serve as the next president of the Foundation. We believe that she has the knowledge and skills to build upon the foundation laid by Chacona Johnson and Glenda Price. Pamela will serve the children of Detroit well as she leads effectively, serves creatively, and ensures positive growth for many years to come.”

Dr. Price has served as President of the DPSF since 2012.  After an illustrious career in education for more than forty years, she has decided to retire and devote time volunteering on the numerous boards she serves on and to dedicate time to causes she has supported for many years.  One such volunteer commitment is to Marygrove College in the areas of development and community outreach.  Dr. Price was president of the college from 1998 to 2006.  Reflecting on her tenure as the DPSF President Dr. Price states, “It has been an honor to serve as the president of the DPS Foundation. The work that we do to create and enhance educational opportunities for students is critical to their success and that of the community. I congratulate Pamela Moore on her appointment and look forward to years of growth and opportunity.”

Since 2003, Ms. Moore has been in leadership positions with the city of Detroit where she exhibited extensive expertise, insights, managerial talents and innovative strategies.  Ms. Moore was instrumental in creating and executing the transition of the city’s workforce Development Department to the current Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation, a 501c3 non-profit.  Ms. Moore is a resident of the city of Detroit and a proud graduate of Cass Technical High School.  She received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Finance and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Management from Wayne State University.

Looking forward to her new position, Pamela Moore states, “At this critical time in public education, the Foundation’s success is so important.  The mission to create and enhance education opportunities for DPS students is far reaching and often includes addressing social and financial challenges.  The Foundation was created to provide resources and tools for students to succeed.  The education and preparation of our talent pipeline requires a sense of urgency and call to action.  I am privileged to lead the charge.  DPS allowed me to excel and I want the same for our children.”