Kanye Gardner

Kanye Gardner

Kanye Gardner

Administrative Title

Director of Continuous Quality Improvement
Adjunct Faculty – Course Director


Office of Assessment Accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement
Academic and Student Programs Department: School of Medicine

Office Hours

 Mondays and Fridays 10 am to noon or by appointment.

Office Phone



Vera Prentis Lande Building
550 E. Canfield St., Suite 313
Detroit, MI 48201


Kanye Gardner is a forward-thinking, purpose-driven Supply Chain Management and Organizational Development specialist with more than 20 years of experience. He has led various dynamic teams within several complex organizations with proven success. He has a true understanding of the discipline of Continuous Improvement (Lean Six Sigma, WCM, TQM), Supply Chain Management (Procurement, Planning and Scheduling, Operations, Fiscal Responsibility), Organizational Excellence (Malcolm Baldridge Performance Excellence) and Leadership Development. Also, he has a background in health and safety and was responsible for leading the development of Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Department of Transportation-related training programs. In addition, Gardner has a passion for coaching and people development, and is a certified Master Life Coach.

Professional Service:

More than 20 years of professional of work experience, the last six with the School of Medicine



Wayne State University –Master's of Business Administration - Operations Management & Leadership Development

Wayne State University – B.S. Business Administration – Business Logistics / Global Supply Chain Management

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Certified Master Life Coach

Certified Professional Life Coach

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