New U of D Mercy president focused on community development, holistic education

The campus will always be a campus of opportunity for diverse students, according to new president Donald Taylor.

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This semester, Donald Taylor begins his tenure as the University of Detroit Mercy’s 26th president. He follows Dr. Antoine Garibaldi, who served in the position for the previous 11 years.

“Detroit Mercy has to serve our local and then our regional community.” — Donald Taylor, University of Detroit Mercy president

Listen: How the University of Detroit Mercy’s newest president wants the institution to serve the community.



Donald Taylor is the 26th president for the University of Detroit Mercy. He says the university does a great job with community development but can do more to serve the area.

“Detroit Mercy has to serve our local and then our regional community. They’ve been doing that…Dr. Garibaldi, the phenomenal community development work they’ve done with Live6,” says Taylor. “But we can do more and we want to do more.”

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