News Release

President Garibaldi named ‘Man of Excellence' by Michigan Chronicle

University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine Garibaldi, Ph.D. was named one of the Michigan Chronicle's 2013 Men of Excellence during the sixth annual “Men of Excellence” dinner held at the Westin Book Cadillac on June 7.

President Garibaldi named ‘Man of Excellence' by Michigan Chronicle

The Chronicle's readership selected Garibaldi for the award based upon his career success and for inspiring others throughout the community.

"The Michigan Chronicle launched its Men of Excellence campaign more than five years ago to honor and celebrate the many achievements of great men who do great things for Detroit- men who have much to teach all of us about the power of stewardship, wisdom, self-discipline, tenaciousness and humility," said Chronicle Publisher Hiram Jackson in a news release.

The program named 50 men this year, including two other higher education leaders: Central Michigan University President George Ross and Wayne State Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Aaron Maddox.

Garibaldi is nationally recognized for his more than three decades of teaching, scholarly work and administrative experience in education and the federal government, 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.

A native of New Orleans, he received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Howard University in 1973 and his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1976.

The Michigan Chronicle is Michigan's oldest and most respected African-American newspaper. Founded in 1936 by Lucius Harper, the Michigan Chronicle has received many awards and it is one of the largest weekly newspapers in the state.

Release date: June 14, 2013

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