Application deadline was May 25, 2022.


The search is organized through the work of a dedicated Search Committee appointed by the Board of Directors. These individuals have been nominated and agreed to serve as the Presidential Search Committee.

Chair of the Presidential Search Committee:

Michael Porter ’71: Alumnus. Retired. Past Chair, U of D Jesuit Board of Directors (2008-11), Past member of the Board of Directors (2003-12). Retired Vice President, Corporate Communications, DTE Energy. MBA (finance) from the University of Detroit and BBA (marketing) from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Search Committee Members:

Jim Cowper ’77: Current member U of D Jesuit Board of Directors and Chair of the HR Committee, Executive Committee member. President of Contract Professionals, Inc. Wayne State University 1982.

Terry Desmond ’59: Former member of the Board of Directors. Alumni Parent. Current member of Board of Advisors, Facilities Committee, and The PARC/Johnson Recreation Center Committee. Served on Core Design Committee for Science & Engineering Center. Chairman of A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Directors. Graduate of University of Notre Dame and Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science. 

Claudia Foerg:  U of D Jesuit Science Department teacher and currently Faculty Representative to the Board of Directors. Educator for 27 years, 20 at U of D Jesuit. Graduate of Wayne State University (B.S. Biological Science and Masters in the Art of Teaching). Alumni spouse and parent. 

Darrin Flowers ’01: Current Assistant Principal for the Jesuit Academy, High School Bowling Coach, and Academy and High School Track Coach. Member of our Curriculum Development Team, one of the moderators of BASE (Black Awareness Society for Education). Former Academy Social Studies Teacher. Faculty/staff member 2010-Present. Bachelors in Criminal Justice and Secondary Education Teacher Certification from Saginaw Valley State University. Earned a Masters of Educational Leadership and Masters of Curriculum Construction from University of Detroit Mercy.

Ed Kronk ’64: Past member of the U of D Jesuit Board of Directors (2009-2018), past Board Chair (2013-2015), U of D Jesuit Presidential Search Committee Chair (2015). Attorney of counsel with Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco, Birmingham, Mich. Graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and the University of Michigan Law School.

Charles Moore:  Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal. Current U of D Jesuit Board Member, Chair of Advancement Committee, and parent of three Cubs ('19, '21, '23). Father was U of D Jesuit Alumnus '53. BA in Accounting and MBA, both from Michigan State University.

Christopher Polk ’93: Current member of the U of D Jesuit Board of Directors and Chair of the Admissions & Enrollment Committee. Senior Program Manager, Public Affairs, at DTE Energy. Graduate of Western Michigan University Haworth College of Business.

Fr. Gilbert Sunghera, S.J.: Superior of the Detroit Area Jesuit Community. Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Community Development at the University of Detroit Mercy. Masters of Sacred Theology from Yale Divinity, M.Div. from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, MArch from the University of Wisconsin, and BA from the University of California, Irvine. Current member of the U of D Jesuit Board of Directors and Board of Members.

Ex Officio members of the Search Committee:

Karen Cullen: Current Chair of the U of D Jesuit Board of Directors, Board member since 2014. Former chair, Admissions & Marketing Committee. Alumni parent of three Cubs (’14, ’17, ’19). Retired communications & PR executive for General Motors, Delphi and Ilitch Holdings. Graduate of the University of Michigan.

Matthew Couture: Provincial Assistant, Secondary Education, Midwest Jesuits. Eleven years in present role. Previously served as Director of Formation and Ministry at Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago. On the boards of the Jesuit Schools Network (Vice Chair) and Xavier Jesuit Academy in Cincinnati. Graduate of Villanova University and Loyola University Chicago.



Search Process Inquiries

Questions about the search process should be directed to the Search Committee Chair.

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