Brother Rice High School is pleased to announce that the University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D. recently accepted a position to serve on its Board of Directors. “Dr. Garibaldi brings a wealth of experience in education through his professional positions and board work to our team,” said Brother Rice President John Birney. “Brother Rice is pleased to have his insight, experience and passion for academic excellence in our board room. This is an opportunity for Brother Rice to benefit from the unique perspective a University President will offer.”
Dr. Garibaldi is nationally recognized for his more than three decades of teaching, scholarly work and administrative experience in education and the federal government. Prior to joining University of Detroit Mercy in June 2011, he was President of Gannon University for nine and a half years. He is the first lay president of the University of Detroit and a tenured Professor of Education. Dr. Garibaldi is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association and the author of eleven books and more than 85 research articles and chapters. He serves on the boards of several local and national organizations and universities. Locally, he is on the Boards of Directors of the Detroit Institute of the Arts and New Detroit.
He had served as a member of Brother Rice High School’s Human Resources Committee and now officially joins the Board for a three year term. “I am honored to join the Brother Rice High School Board of Directors,” said Dr. Antoine M. Garibaldi, president of University of Detroit Mercy. “Brother Rice’s reputation for excellence in academics and athletics and its commitment to Catholic values and service are well known and exemplified through its students and alumni in and beyond the Detroit area.”
Brother Rice High School is a Catholic, college preparatory school for young men. Inspired by the Essential Elements of a Christian Brother Education, the school fosters the spiritual, intellectual, cultural and physical development of its students. The Brother Rice Community promotes excellence through an environment conducive to life-long personal growth, responsible moral choices and critical thinking.