Detroit Education Leader, Tyrone Winfrey, dies at 63

Tyrone Winfrey executive director of community affairs for Detroit public schools and a tireless advocate for establishing avenues for youth to expand their education.

Tyrone Winfrey, a 63-year-old education activist for Detroit students, passed away.

Detroit education leader Tyrone E. Winfrey Sr. passed away on Nov. 5, 2022, at the age of 63. He’d been battling prostate cancer for more than five years.

He died at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

Colleagues give tributes to him

Ellis said,

“Deacon Tyrone Winfrey leaves the legacy of if you absolutely want to do better and be better educationally, there are all kinds opportunities out here, and he was one to make them available to the young people of metropolitan Detroit,”.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said,

“Detroit has lost a great public servant in the passing of Tyrone Winfrey Sr. My condolences go out to his wife Janice and their children,”. “Tyrone was a tireless advocate for the educating of Detroit’s children. Many attribute their success at the University of Michigan to Tyrone and his strong passion for equal access to higher education.”

Tyrone Winfrey served as the Detroit Public Schools Community District’s executive director of community outreach. He formerly held the position of President of the Detroit Board of Education. Winfrey was chosen by DPSCD Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti earlier this year to take the lead in organizing a sizable alumni gala event.

A Taste of Livernois block party, a city bike tour, and an award show gala were among the weekend’s events that drew alumni from all over the city and country back to Detroit and the school system.

Winfrey has a strong commitment to the academic success and college acceptance of Detroit students. He formerly held the positions of Associate Director and Director of the Detroit Admissions Office at the University of Michigan as well as Outreach Admissions Coordinator at Michigan State University.

Early Life

Tyrone Winfrey was born in Detroit on June 6, 1959(63 years old). He holds an American Citizen and his Zodiac sign is Gemini. He belongs white race.

Tyrone Winfrey Family


Tyrone Winfrey had an excellent academic record, earning a Master of Arts degree from Wayne State University with a counselor education focus and a Bachelor of Science in organizational communication from the University of Wyoming.

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Additionally, he graduated from Detroit’s Cass Technical High School in 1977.

Personal Life

Tyrone Winfrey married Janice Winfrey. They had three children together, Chad, Lauren, and Tyrone Jr.

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