Strong Leadership for Challenging Times
Don Gates is a family man, US Military Combat Veteran, highly educated, and has extensive private sector experience.
Your contribution will help Don Gates get his positive and goal-oriented message throughout Metro Detroit and Michigan.
Dear Michigan Families and Residents,
I am running for the Board of Governors to eliminate the gridlock and increase the growth and development of WSU. President Wilson has improved many aspects of WSU, but has also initiated some changes which has led to the turmoil, and I will support his efforts when possible, but I will provide oversight and ensure accountability to ensure Michigan’s citizens receive the best education at affordable tuition prices.
I moved to Michigan in 1991 and started as a Systems Engineer with EDS working for the GM Legal Staff. In 1994, I spent four years as an IT consultant before joining IBM in 1998, and spent the next 18 years with IBM in Southfield, Michigan. For the last several years, I have been a business development manager for several IT companies with a focus on cyber security. I am currently a consultant and contractor with Insight Global & JANUS Research Group.
Our family lives in Northville. My wife, Dr. Rola Bazzi-Gates, is a Special Education Coordinator with Dearborn Public Schools (PhD from WSU). We have three children. Dr. Ali Bazzi (27), a medical resident at Rush Medical Center Chicago. Amanda is a freshman and Adam is in 4th Grade at NPS.