Daniel R. Soza III

Professional Title: 
Vice Chair

Daniel R. Soza III is a lifelong resident of  Saginaw, MI and currently serves as the Director of The Neighborhood House in Saginaw’s south side.  Prior to that, he served as an executive with the Boy Scouts of America for 15 years.  He attended Delta College where he earned an Associates Degree in Pre-Law and  attended Michigan State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. 

Daniel was active in several Chicano/Latino organizations at the MSU as well as in the Lansing area such as: MEXA (Moviemiento Estudiantil Xicano de Aztlan), CRU (Culturas de La Raza Unida), and ASMSU Student Programming Board (Associated Students of Michigan State University).  His proudest personal accomplishment is being a part of a group of students who pressured Michigan State University through sheer force of will to start a Chicano/Latino Studies program and is now one of only two universities in the nation where a student can earn a Ph.D. in Chicano Latino Studies.  He has been a LLEAD State Board member since 2014.  

Soza is a graduate of the following institutes:   

Henry Marsh Public Policy Institute Graduate - Saginaw Valley State University 2016

Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance Leadership Institute Graduate - 2016

Great Lakes Bay Hispanic Leadership Institute graduate 2011