Michael L. Kinloch is currently a member of Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni Chapter. He is a charter member and serves as the president of the Diamond Achievement Foundation for the Northern Province. Brother Kinloch is a life member and was initiated at Alpha Lambda Chapter, South Carolina State University in 1978.
Brother Kinloch served as Polemarch in 1988-1991 and again in 2011-2014. He was appointed advisor of Delta Nu Chapter in 1983 by then Province Polemarch Roland R. Young and served in this position for five years. He served as co-chairman of the 1991 and 1992 C. Rodger Wilson Leadership Retreat and was chairman of the 1990 Northern Province Metro Detroit Joint Founders Day Program. He was appointed the Northern Province Kappa Foundation Chairman by then Province Polemarch Charlie C. Smith in 1989 – 1991. Brother Kinloch has served as a member of the National Achievement Commission and the National C. Rodger Wilson Leadership Conference Committee. Brother Kinloch was a member on the Northern Province Board of Directors for two terms from 1991-1997.
He was awarded the Lifetime Achiever Award from his fraternity local chapter in January 2015. His local chapter established and award in his honor, “The Kappa League of the Year Award” in 2016. He received the 2012 Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Northern Province Brother of the Year Award. In 2009, he became the 75th member to receive the Province’s highest award, the Robert L. Gordon Achievement Award. He also received his chapter’s highest award, the Jesse A. Rutherford Humanitarian Award in 1989 and received the Charles E. Beatty Alumni Brother of the Year Award from his chapter in 1987 and 2013.
Brother Kinloch is a native of Charleston (Huger), South Carolina. After graduating from Cainhoy High School in 1976, he attended South Carolina State University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology (1981). He also earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Eastern Michigan University (1990) and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Detroit Mercy (1996).
Brother Kinloch has been employed by General Motors Corporation upon graduating from SCSU in 1981. As an Automotive Engineer by training and profession, Brother Kinloch has worked for General Motors Corporation for 40 years; 13 years as an Engineering Group Manager in the Vehicle Engineering Product Development Organization.
He is married to his college sweetheart M. Elaine (Venning) Kinloch (Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.) and currently resides in Canton, Michigan. Together they have two sons, Ramon, and Tyler: both members of our Fraternity. Ramon (Sigma Chapter 2007), a member of Cedar Hill - Mansfield Alumni and Tyler (Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni Chapter 2016) is a member of Boston Alumni.
Currently, Brother Kinloch and his family are members of Triumph Church in Northville, Michigan. He also served on the Board for the NAACP-Ypsilanti Branch, Wayne Westland Youth Athletic Association, and SCSU Advisory Council. He is a Subscribing Life Member of SCSU Alumni Association and a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He has received numerous awards for civic and community contributions as well as other achievements. He thanks God for helping him reach such achievements.