Farhan Latif (’05 B.B.A.) is a strategic philanthropic leader, social entrepreneur and cross-sector mobilizer on inclusion. He is the president of the El-Hibri Foundation, a private foundation that empowers and equips leaders to build thriving, inclusive communities. Previously, in his capacity as executive director of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, he advised White House officials, Homeland Security and other agencies on issues around national security and equity.
Latif, who earned his master’s degree from Harvard University, spent over a decade in higher education focused on inclusion of underrepresented, low- income and first-generation students. He founded Strategic Inspirations, a social impact consulting firm focused on strengthening the ability of nonprofit organizations to build capacity, create a culture of learning and catalyze innovation through philanthropy. Latif also works with state and national faith-based organizations to promote religious understanding and inclusion. He serves as an advisory member on both the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council and the Leadership Committee of the ACCESS Campaign to Take on Hate. He is a fellow of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute and served on UM-Dearborn’s recent chancellor search committee.