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About Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.

Dr. Antoine M. Garibaldi is the 25th and first lay president of University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic, Doctoral/Professional University sponsored by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and the Religious Sisters of Mercy. Founded in 1877 by the Jesuits, University of Detroit consolidated in 1990 with Mercy College of Detroit, which was founded in 1941 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy. University of Detroit Mercy is the largest Catholic university in Michigan and has undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, including Architecture, Dentistry and Law.

In the 2022 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges,” the University ranked No. 187 in the “Best National Universities” category and is one of only four universities in Michigan ranked among the top 200 in the nation, it is also ranked No. 35 among “Best Value Schools,” No. 121 for “Best Schools for Veterans,” and No. 120 for “Top Performers on Social Mobility.” Additionally, in the 2022 edition of the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings, Detroit Mercy ranked among the top 25% of all U.S. universities, No. 202 out of almost 800 universities that were selected for these rankings.

Since June 2011, Dr. Garibaldi has led Detroit Mercy in accomplishing multiple strategic goals in enrollment and retention, academics, fundraising and community engagement...

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Catalyst for Transformation: President Antoine M. Garibaldi 2011-2022

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Catalyst for Transformation

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Economic and Community Impact

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The President in the News

Friday April 29, 2022
President Garibaldi featured in interview with Black Catholic Messenger
Celebration of President Garibaldi, April 27
A portrait photograph of President Antoine M. Garibaldi.
You are cordially invited to an ice cream social and celebration for President Antoine M. ...

Thursday April 07, 2022
Publication celebrates President Garibaldi’s legacy
Magazine cover featuring Antoine M. Garibaldi with text reading 'Catalyst for Transformation, President M. Garibaldi, 2011-2022.' Also featuring a University of Detroit Mercy, Build A Boundless Future logo at the top.
In April, Detroit Mercy published a special publication titled Catalyst for Transformation, which honors Antoine M. Garibaldi‘s ...

Monday April 04, 2022
President Garibaldi announced as new Visit Detroit Chairman of the Board
President Antoine M. Garibaldi speaks from a podium inside of the College of Health Professions.
Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi was announced as the new chairman of the Board ...

Thursday March 24, 2022
President Garibaldi, Deacon Sanders highlight Black Catholic History Month lecture
Deacon Sanders and President Garibaldi sit and answer questions during the Black Catholic History Month lecture in November.
University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi, along with Deacon Hubert Sanders of the ...