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Danny McQuarters Jr., M.A. serves as the Assistant Director of Diversity Education within the Office for Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Central Michigan University. His role is to realize the university's education goals and assist with providing oversight for institution-wide diversity education initiatives. Danny engages in community outreach, facilitates educational sessions, and coordinates with campus partners to put educational initiatives into practice.

Danny was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, and relocated to Mount Pleasant in 2016. He earned his bachelor's degree in communication studies and music performance at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. He is a proud graduate of Central Michigan University where he earned his master's degree in communication. Danny enjoys volunteering across Isabella County, writing, playing cello and piano, and gaming in his free time.

More about Danny Mcquarters Jr

  • President Obama’s Churchy Speeches: A Comparative Rhetorical Analysis | Oklahoma’s Speech, Theater, and Communication Association Conference | March 2015
  • Berning up Liberty: A Rhetorical Criticism of Bernie Sander’s Liberty University Address | University of Oklahoma’s Sooner Communication Conference | March 2016
  • Bridging the Gaps: Identification and Division Roles in Rhetorical Response to Political Protest | Public Forum on Civility | Lawton, Oklahoma | May 2016
  • The Black Gay Man: A Contradiction: An Exploration of the State of Intersectional Minority Representation in Popular Culture | Master’s Thesis | Fall 2018
  • Professional Electronic Communication in the Workplace | CMU SGA | Fall 2019
  • Recruiting Students During the Pandemic | CMU Admissions Workshop | Sept. 2020
  • Constructive Dialogue: Overcoming Boundaries of Political and Social Ideologies in Interpersonal and Intergroup Communication | Panel Chair | Central States Communication Association Conference | Spring 2020
  • Public Speaking for Historical Tours | Historical Society of Michigan | Sept. 2021
  • Panelist: Career Paths in Graphic Design & Visual Arts | Mid-Michigan College | February 2023
  • Community Effects of Financial Support in Arts for Low-Income Youth | Kiwanis International Presentation | May 2023

B.A., Cameron University 2016: Communication Studies and Music Performance

M.A., Central Michigan University 2018: Communication

  • Chair | College of the Arts and Media Alumni Advisory Board
  • Secretary | Isabella County Human Rights Committee
  • Trustee | Friends of the Broadway Theater
  • Founder | The Arts Collaborative of Mid Michigan
  • Mid-Michigan College Arts & Design Advisory Board
  • Michigan Art’s Access Isabella and Gratiot County Affiliate Committee
  • Pi Kappa Delta
  • National Forensics Association
  • National Speech and Debate Association