Deborah Bayer serves as the Director of Regional Initiatives and Grant Compliance for the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN).
Deborah came to WIN following a career in postsecondary education, serving over three years as Vice President of Instruction at Alpena Community College (ACC) where she was responsible for all aspects of ACC’s Academic footprint. Prior to ACC, she spent 12 1/2 years at Oakland Community College, first as the Director of Emergency Services Training and building the programming for the Combined Regional Emergency Services Training Center (CREST), and later as the Dean of Public Services Programs and Interim Dean of Engineering, Manufacturing, and Industrial Technologies. While at OCC, Deborah was the lead administrator responsible for the development of the Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) program. During her nearly 16 years in higher education, she served on several of the Michigan Community College committees including the Chief Academic Officers, Occupational Deans Administrative Council, Data Evaluation Committee, Liberal Arts Deans, and Michigan Center for Student Success Advisory Committee. She also served as a Postsecondary representative to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Office of Career and Technical Education committees on Career Readiness, Employer Engagement, and Perkins V Grant Accountability.
Prior to her career in post-secondary education, Deborah had a successful and rewarding 25-year career in law enforcement, retiring as a Lieutenant from the City of Flint Police Department in 2005. She also has an extensive history of providing Criminal Justice and Emergency Preparedness training and education at the local, state, national, and international levels.
Deborah holds an Associate of Arts degree from Mott Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and a Master of Science in Career and Technical Education from Ferris State University. She and her husband, Bruce Coxworth, enjoy the outdoors, traveling, and spending their free time with family.