CFPCA's Dean's Delegates Program

Selected students from the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA) represent their department/major as leaders for the college and university. Students receive a scholarship for leadership training and experience. Students serve on the leadership committee and represent their department and major in suggested activities such as college and university level functions, Dean's advisory panel, student-to-student communication and community engagement. Committee participation may include direct involvement with recruitment, retention, and development activities, focus groups, marketing, social media practices and customer service development. Potential leadership scholars apply through the dean's office.

If you are a CFPCA student in good standing and want to know more about this opportunity,
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2020-2021 Delegates

Art and Art History

Adiya Jahi  is a sophomore at Wayne State pursing a major in fine arts. They are passionate about painting and fiber arts and are excited to learn new techniques and processes to develop their skills. With this being Adiya's first year as a Dean's Delegate, they look forward to working more with the campus community and having more opportunities to network with others

Jenna Karam is currently a junior working toward a degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Computer Science. She is  a student assistant in the graphics lab in Old Main, and she started a new job this year as a creative director, where she designs app and website layouts. Jenna recently joined Wayne State's AIGA.She is very excited to be more involved with the design community in Detroit and meet new people. She also started her own side business as an acrylic and resin artist called Apourable. After graduating she plans to travel and work abroad to gain new experience and opportunities

Maddison Ahlbrand is a senior working towards a BA in Art with a concentration in Painting and a BFA with departmental honors in Art History with a minor in Archaeology. Maddison has worked hard to balance her multifaceted interests and was happy to find a path that worked for her at Wayne State. She is passionate about art and the impact it has on the community. Maddison's goal is to work at a museum such as the Detroit Institute of Arts or at an art gallery.


Over the past two years, Dunamis Archer has made an impact at Wayne State University. He has received such honors as being a Dean's Delegate and much more. While having a physical disability, Dunamis has worked hard to maintain a 3.0 avgerage GPA and gain the respect of his peers and professors alike. As a warrior in his own right, Dunamis has had the honor of working with organizations along the lines of Teen Hype, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and many more while on his journey to Wayne State. Dunamis wants his fellow warriors to be the best they can be.

Majd Safia is a senior currently pursuing a B.A. in Film Studies. He always dreamt of working in the film industry ever since he was young. Some of his inspirations include John Singleton, Tim Burton and Asghar Farhadi. His goal is narrative making that conveys stories that focus on cultural issues and social problems. His current projects include wedding films, music videos and commercials for small local businesses. He is also working on two different screenplays with hopes to pitch to executive producers post-graduation.

Jordan Prisby is in her final year pursuing a B.A. in media arts and studies with a minor in public relations. During her time at Wayne State, Jordan has held four media internships, worked as an associate producer for the PBS show MetroArts Detroit, and has had some of her work published nationally. She also freelances with WSU's Honors College and Dean John Corvino, lending her video editing skills to any project they may need. In her academics, Jordan has been on the Dean's List throughout the entirety of her studies and is honored to be a part of the Dean's Delegate program.


Greg Alter Jr is in his fourth year, and is working on his B.M. in Instrumental Music Education, and is a graduate of St Clair Shores Lake Shore High School. He is the Drum Major for the Wayne State Warrior Band, and he is a part of the WSU Wind Symphony. He is also an Eagle Scout. He is the New Member Educator for Phi Gamma Delta(also known as FIJI) at Wayne State. Greg is also a Zamboni Driver at St Clair Shores Civic Arena.

Katrina O'Higgins is a second year at Wayne State University pursuing a major in Instrumental Music Education. She is a graduate of Cousino High School in Warren, but loves delving into her passion in Detroit. Katrina is currently one of the Drum Majors for the Wayne State Marching Band and is in the Wind Symphony. After graduation, Katrina plans to teach in the Metro Detroit Area helping kids discover art through music

Theatre and Dance

Faith Berry is a third-year pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting. A few of her previous credits include "The Colored Museum", by George C. Wolfe; and "Xtigone", by Nambi E. Kelley. Some of her current projects include "Dreamgirls" with the DATC, and an untitled original musical. She is working toward success as an actress and writer in theatre and film, with goals to do professional work in New York and in Europe post-graduation.

Alec Ehnis-Clark is a BFA Scenic Design Student in his Sophomore year. He is from East Lansing and graduated from East Lansing High School. He enjoys playing video games, taking care of his fish, and spending time with friends. His favorite show that he's designed for was his high school's production of Guys and Dolls. Alec really appreciates the students and faculty that he works with, and is excited to see what this year brings.

Olivia Kimes is a second year student at Wayne State University working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a minor in Musical Theater. During her time in the department, she has had the opportunity to work with many renowned teachers and choreographers within a wide variety of styles. Through opportunities provided by both the Theater and Dance Learning Community and her coursework, she has been involved in creating and performing student-produced work. She hopes to be a resource to peers and students who have big ideas or need support in any form. She hopes to strengthen the already amazing community of artists in the Theater and Dance program and CFPCA with her passion for dance and people.