Luncheons with Leaders: Chuck Wilbur

November 10, 2010


The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies presented Luncheons with Leaders featuring Chuck Wilbur.

Chuck Wilbur is senior policy consultant with Public Policy Associates in Lansing, Michigan, where he focuses on education and Michigan’s Promise Zones. He is also a lecturer at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Wilbur served as Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm’s senior advisor for education and communication from January 2003 to March 2010. In that position, Wilbur worked to formulate state policy on a range of issues, from early childhood to higher education, and worked on each of the governor’s state of the state addresses. Wilbur earned his bachelor’s degree in history and master’s degree in educational media from the University of Michigan. He worked as a Media Specialist in Westwood Community Schools in Wayne County; a community organizer with low income advocacy organizations in Detroit; and a broadcast journalist with Detroit’s public radio station WDET; all before serving a decade as an aide to United States Senator Carl Levin. Wilbur was Senator Levin’s chief of staff in Washington, D.C., his state director in Michigan, and his campaign manager for the 1996 and 2002 elections.