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High School and Academy Leadership

Br. James J. Boynton, S.J. 

Brother James J. Boynton, S.J. was named the 30th President in July 2022.  He entered the Jesuit order in 1987, and holds a Master of Theological Studies from Weston Jesuit School of Theology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Loyola University, New Orleans. He has spent 16 years at U of D Jesuit as a teacher, department chair, Advancement Officer, Principal, and Interim President. Previously, he spent 10 years as Vocation Director for the Midwest Jesuits and worked in Cleveland, India, and Haiti. He is fluent in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. 


Christopher Smith, Ph.D.

Dr. Christopher Smith was named principal in July 2021. Previously, he served as associate principal for nearly 10 years at the International Academy in Bloomfield Hills, which regularly ranks among the top public high schools in the country. He taught at Okemos High School from 2003 to 2012 and was head of the Social Studies Department. He earned his Bachelor degree from Michigan State University, his Master's degree at the University of Michigan School of Education, and his Doctorate at Michigan State University College of Education. 

Darrin Flowers '01
Assistant Principal, Academy

Darrin Flowers ’01 was named Assistant Principal for the Academy in June 2021. He also coaches varsity bowling and academy and high school track where he his teams and athletes have won CHSL, CYO, regional and MHSAA championship titles. He joined U of D Jesuit in August 2012 as an Academy social studies teacher and prior to that, served in the same role in other schools.  Mr. Flowers received his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Prelaw from Saginaw Valley State University. He also received two Master’s degrees from the University of Detroit Mercy in Educational Leadership/Administration and Curriculum and Instruction. 

Board of Directors

Jason Alexander '97

Br. James Boynton, S.J.
U of D Jesuit

Pat Conroy P '20, '19
EVP and Chief Financial Officer
Penske Corporation

Michael Cooper '00
Shore Capital Partners

James Cowper '77
Contract Professionals, Inc.

Fr. Dan Dixon, S.J. '06

Herbert Donovan P '21, '16
Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco

Tiffany Douglas P '24
Senior. Vice President
Bank of America

Scott Hamerink '95

Linda Hubbard P '14
President & COO
Carhartt, Inc.

Rev. J. Thomas McClain, S.J. '67
Superior of the Detroit Jesuit Community 

Charles Moore P '23, 21, '19
Managing Director
Alvarez & Marsal

Chris Polk ‘93, Board Chair
Senior Program Manager
DTE Energy

John Rhea '83
Founder & Managing Partner
RHEAL Capital Management, LLC

Andy Smith '94, P '27, '24, '23
Vice President & General Counsel
EJ Group

Katie Sznewajs P '19, '17, '15, '13
Senior Regional Philanthropy Officer
American Red Cross

Jason Tinsley '92, P '25
Managing Director
J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Rich Wong
Director, Campus Tech
University of Michigan