Society & Culture

One Big Village featuring Kanye Gardner

podcast November 13, 2020

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In this installment of the Detroit Worldwide Podcast, Marquis connects with fellow podcast host and Wayne State University graduate, Kanye Gardner about his life as a former student athlete and how he's been able to pay it forward through coaching and mentorship.


Kanye also the inspiration behind his podcast, "The One Big Village" as well as his deep appreciation for Wayne State University.


About Kanye:


Kanye L. Gardner is a forward-thinking and purpose-driven Supply Chain Management and Organizational Development Specialist with 20 years of experience.  

He is also a two-time graduate of Wayne State University where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Business Logistics along with his Master's Degree in Business Administration. 


As a former student-athlete,  he played for Wayne State University's football (1997-2001) and was a four year letter recipient. He is currently the Director of Continuous Quality Improvement for Office of Assessment, Accreditation & Continuous Quality Improvement  at Wayne State University's School of Medicine. Coaching since 2002, Kanye currently serves as a coach at Cass Technical High School.  He is also heavily involved  with  The Network –  a WSU Faculty and Administration led – Student Mentorship Program that supports men of color.

Finally, he volunteers as a member of the Board of Directors for CoachesCare.Coach – 501c – Organization focusing on Coaches, Coaching & Community.


Connect with Kanye:


LinkedIn:     Kayne Gardner 

Instagram:  @theonebigvillage


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