University of Detroit Mercy Names New President
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University of Detroit Mercy has named Antoine M. Garibaldi as the university’s new president. Garibaldi, who is currently president of Gannon University in Erie, Pa., will assume the position July 1, 2011 to become UDM’s first lay president.
Recognized as a national scholar in higher education, Garibaldi’s career spans more than 35 years as a tenured professor, accomplished researcher and educational administrator. Garibaldi has served as Gannon University’s president since 2001.
A native of New Orleans, Garibaldi earned his Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1976 and his B.A. in sociology from Howard University in 1973. He remains an active scholar in the professional disciplines of education and psychology.
Prior to joining Gannon University, Dr. Garibaldi served as the first Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Howard University and a tenured professor in the School of Education; as Chairman of the Education Department, Dean of Arts and Sciences, and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Xavier University of Louisiana; and was a federal government administrator and researcher at the U.S. Department of Education’s National Institute of Education.
Garibaldi succeeds former UDM President Jesuit Father Gerard L. Stockhausen, who stepped down in June to take a leadership position with the Jesuit Conference in Washington, D.C. [University of Detroit Mercy]