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OU alum paves the way in environmental health and safety

Malcom Dunbar stands by a dump truck, wearing a high vis helmet and holding a hardhat

Department of Public and Environmental Wellness

icon of a calendarNovember 20, 2019

icon of a pencilBy Kelli M. Titus

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Malcom Dunbar, SHS ’12, is committed to community, leading the environmental health and safety efforts for numerous operations worldwide. 

“Over the years, I have been humbled through recognition from multiple national organizations for my accomplishments,” says Dunbar. “But none of these compare to when interacting with our employees, and hearing about their families and the communities which depend upon them. Simply knowing that what I do daily helps them to be safe and healthy is my greatest achievement.”

As vice president of environmental health and safety for Edward C. Levy Company in Detroit, Michigan, Dunbar develops, trains, leads and manages the company’s environmental and safety programs globally. In an effort to expand his knowledge and outreach, Dunbar pursued a degree in Oakland University’s Master of Science in Safety Management (MSSM) program, opening up new opportunities to serve others.

“My career was already successful and yet I felt the need to continuously improve my skills in environmental health and safety Dunbar says. “I have always been a firm believer in constantly looking at the horizon to see what is coming next. Getting the MSSM was the next best step and one which I am grateful to have achieved.”

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