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Celebrate Spirit 2004

2004 Highlights

As part of Inauguration Week activities, Celebrate Spirit! 2004 celebrated the inauguration of Rev. Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., Ph.D., as President of UDM with a special installation ceremony and procession. His Eminence Adam Cardinal Maida presided at the Liturgy.

Inauguration of Rev. Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., Ph.D., as President

fatherAn outstanding educator and administrator, Rev. Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., Ph.D., will continue to advance the Jesuit and Sisters of Mercy traditions as the new President of University of Detroit Mercy.

Fr. Stockhausen previously served as the University's Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost from 2000-2004. Prior to joining UDM, Fr. Stockhausen was Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Internal Operations for Creighton University's College of Business Administration. He was chair of the College's Economics and Finance program in 1996 and became interim dean in 1997.

Fr. Stockhausen holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan; a master's degree in social ethics and a Master of Divinity degree from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California; and a master's degree in mathematics and a bachelor's degree in philosophy from St. Louis University.

Worship Service ("Mass of the Holy Spirit") welcoming people of all faith traditions.

maidaHis Eminence Adam Cardinal Maida will preside at the the Liturgy.

His Eminence Adam Cardinal Maida became the archbishop of Detroit in the spring of 1990 after having served as bishop of Green Bay, Wisconsin. He holds degrees in both civil and canon law. Before becoming a bishop he taught theology and law in Pennsylvania, where he was ordained. Cardinal Maida has been instrumental in developing the John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C. As the bishop of Detroit, he is responsible for the doctrinal, spiritual and material life of nearly a million and a half Catholics from 310 parishes. As the Archbishop of this region, he serves as head of the bishops of Michigan in their diocesan ministry.