Maurice A. Stinnett, M.Div, Ed.D.
Dr. Maurice A. Stinnett is the Founder and CEO of Make One. A longtime education advocate, Maurice was driven to start Make One after recognizing how greatly enrichment programs can strengthen and support learning in children and families through his work and through his own life experience as an urban student.
In addition to serving as CEO of Make One, Maurice currently serves as the Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement at Cleveland State University. Cleveland State is an NCAA Division I public research university in downtown Cleveland, OH with a student population of over 17,000. Brookings Institute ranked CSU number 18 in the nation among public universities that provide upward mobility and conduct vital research; CSU is ranked number 1 among Ohio universities.
Before joining CSU, Maurice served as Dean of Students at Central State University, the Midwest's only public Historically Black College and University (HBCU). Maurice previously served as the Sr. Director of Community Engagement and Education at CentroNia. He has worked in the fields of education, advocacy, and community engagement for over ten years, having worked with Esperanza, Prepare the Future Ohio, and Call to Renewal. He previously served as the Chairman for the World Leadership Program, a White House Initiative to bridge cultures and spark learning and dialogue between graduate students and universities in the Middle East and the United States. Maurice is an energetic educator and presenter with experience as adjunct professor and invited speaker at multiple institutions of higher education in diversity, religion, and education.
Maurice holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Central State University, a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Master of Education from Columbia University. He earned his Doctor of Education degree through the Urban Education Leaders Program at Columbia University.