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April 18, 2012
First lay president envisions strong future for UDM: Antoine Garibaldi cites enrollment, endowment growth as goals
By Robert Delaney / Michigan Catholic

DETROIT — A University of Detroit Mercy with more students, greater public awareness, stronger finances and enhanced programs is the agenda Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D., has set for his presidency of the venerable Catholic institution. Read More ...

Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.April 18, 2012
Gala honors new UDM president
By Chuck Bennett / The Detroit News

More than 450 people gathered at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel Friday night to pay homage to Antoine M. Garibaldi, the new president of University of Detroit Mercy.The event was the Presidential Inauguration Gala, a festive culmination of days of inaugural activities highlighted by many hours of community service. Read More ...

Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.April 14, 2012
Photo Gallery: UD-Mercy inaugurates 25th president
The Detroit News

University of Detroit Mercy inaugurates Antoine Garibaldi as its 25th president on its campus in Detroit. The inaugural procession marches to the ceremony Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Calihan Hall. (Ricardo Thomas / The Detroit News) Read More ...

Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.April 14, 2012
UDM inaugurates new president
The Detroit News

The University of Detroit Mercy welcomed its 25th president, Antoine M. Garibaldi, Friday with a day of festivities on its McNichols Road campus. The day started with an inauguration Mass by Archbishop Allen Vigneron at Gesu Church followed by a luncheon. Guests included delegates from more than 65 colleges and universities as well as faculty, students and alumni. Read More ...

April 14, 2012
New University of Detroit Mercy president installed, pledges support for city
Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.By David Jesse / Detroit Free Press

The new president of the University of Detroit Mercy capped his installation speech Friday by pledging his, and the university's, support to the city of Detroit. "Our three campuses are in Detroit ... and we will remain in the city," Antoine Garibaldi said, turning to address Detroit Deputy Mayor Kirk Lewis. "UDM's commitment to the city and community is firm." Read More ...


Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.April 12, 2012
The Josephite Priests and Brothers congratulate Dr. Antoine Garibaldi - the new President of Detroit Mercy University
The Society of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart

After a 35-year career in higher education, preceded by 8-years training to be a Josephite priest and five years higher education schooling, Dr. Garibaldi is settling in as the new president of the University of Detroit Mercy. He is also setting important priorities that reflect his background in Catholic education with the Josephites. Article Format - Magazine Format

WWJApril 11, 2012
U of D Mercy - Inauguration
WWJ Plus Podcast


WWJ morning anchor Roberta Jasina interviews Dr. Antoine M. Garibaldi, President of University of Detroit Mercy. His inauguration is Friday.

Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.April 11, 2012
Garibaldi: Making critical thinkers
by Bankole Thompson/The Michigan Chronicle

In this exclusive interview, Dr. Antoine M. Garibaldi, the 25th president of the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM), and the first African American to sit at the helm of affairs at the university, talks to Michigan Chronicle editor Bankole Thompson about why he chose to come to Detroit, his vision for the region, and the need to build a generation of critical thinkers. The former provost and chief academic officer of Howard University and president of Ganon University, also focuses on the future of young Black males and the role universities should play in our current economy. Read More ...

Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.April 10, 2012
University of Detroit Mercy Inaugurates New President
The Craig Fahle Show/WDET 101.9 fm

University of Detroit Mercy inaugurates their 25th president in University of Detroit Mercy's history and the first African American president. Dr. Antoine Garibaldi has fostered great things since his arrival such as new construction, new academic programs, student success, and trips to the NCAA and WNIT tournaments in his first year... Listen Now ...

Detroit NewsApril 07, 2012
Editorial Quick Hits: Employees deserve privacy
The Detroit News

... New era at UDM: On April 13, President Antoine M. Garibaldi will be formally inaugurated as the 25th president of the University of Detroit Mercy. Founded in 1877 by the Jesuits, the university, which merged with Mercy College of Detroit in 1990, is the state's largest Catholic university. The inauguration will feature an address by the president on his vision for the university... Read More ...