David Lossing has a long and distinguished professional and political career in higher education and public service.  He worked for the University of Michigan for sixteen years as an adjunct lecturer in the School of Education, associate director of University Outreach and finally as the director of Government Relations.  He further served for 18 years as a public official, 12 of those years as the Mayor of his community.  Prior to joining the University of Michigan, he was the regional director for former U.S. Senator Carl Levin (MI)


As Mayor, he served as president of the Michigan Municipal League focusing on university-city relationships in Michigan from 2012 to 2013.  He also served as president of the International Town Gown Association (ITGA), based in Clemson, South Carolina.  The ITGA is a professional organization that works to build and enhance relationships between institutions of higher education and their communities.


He currently serves as the chair of the Shiawassee River Water Trail Coalition, a partnership of 22 organizations from Holly, MI to Chesaning, MI supporting designation of the Shiawassee River as a “National Water Trail” by the U.S. National Park Service.  


Lossing also serves on the Fenton Community Fund and is a former member of board of trustees of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF).  The CFGF has played a critical role in responding to the City of Flint water crisis.


He earned an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree from the University of Michigan-Flint in Higher Education Leadership in 2012 and a Master in Public Administration from the University of Michigan in 2010.  He also holds a Bachelor of Arts from UM-Flint and an Associate Degree from C.S. Mott Community College.  He was a Fellow in the Michigan Political Leadership Program at Michigan State University in 1994. Lossing is currently writing his dissertation for a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership at Indiana State University