Detroit Mercy makes presence known at 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference

May 30, 2018

DPTV's Stephen Henderson talks with Detroit Mercy President Dr. Antoine M. Garibaldi and Kresge's Rip Rapson about the Fitzgerald Neighborhood/Homebase, the Live6 Alliance and University of Detroit Mercy.Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi attended the 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference to learn more about what’s in store for the state, business industry and higher education community. The 2018 conference focuses on three pillars: 

Is Michigan Prepared?
Ensure Michigan’s competitiveness for major business investment by protecting the existing business climate and addressing issues preventing sustained prosperity for all. 

The Mobility Disruption
Strengthen Michigan’s readiness for the disruption that next-generation mobility will create for industry and society.

Restore confidence in the critical institutions of government, media and business to build trust in society.

During his time at the conference, Dr. Garibaldi was interviewed by several news and media organizations, reporting on many of the initiatives and programs at the University. 

On Wednesday, May 30, Dr. Garibaldi was a guest on “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee.” During his interview, he discussed the various new initiatives at Detroit Mercy, such as summer camps available for young students on the McNichols Campus, Detroit Mercy’s Upward Bound program, funded by the federal government, and the Detroit ReBUILD Program, which offers students from underrepresented areas in the city the opportunity to study STEM programs. 

Dr. Garibaldi also appeared on Craig Fahle’s live-streaming program later on Wednesday to discuss education in Detroit. During this interview, Dr. Garibaldi described ways that the University works with Detroit organizations and the community to help improve the academic achievement of students. 

Finally, in the afternoon of May 30, he appeared on Detroit Public Television and enjoyed a conversation with Stephen Henderson about the expansion of the Strategic Neighborhood and the impact of the original investment of the Fitzgerald neighborhood, as well as Live6 Alliance.

For more information about the 2018 conference, please visit

TV/Radio Interviews

Dr. Garibaldi appears on The Craig Fahle Show

Dr. Garibaldi is interviewed on the Nolan Finley Show.

Dr. Garibaldi spoke to radio host and news reporter Steve Neavling on 910 AM about positive changes in Detroit

Dr. Garibaldi and others speak to WXYZ-Channel 7 about Governor Snyder's remarks

Dr. Garibaldi on WTVS-Channel 56 PBS

Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi and Kresge's Rip Rapson (center) appear on WTVS-Channel 56.

Dr. Garibaldi on WWJ-AM 950

Dr. Garibaldi takes about Detroit education and the University in the community with WWJ morning anchor Tom Jordan.

Dr. Garibaldi on WXYT-AM

Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi poses for a photo with Mark S. Lee.