Monday, January 09, 2012

Death notice for SMU trustee, alum
Brother Michael Collins

It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Brother Michael Collins, FSC ’59, M’65, Ed.D., a current and long-time Saint Mary’s University Trustee, died from cancer on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012.

Brother Michael was serving as president and chief academic administrator of DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis. He was a prominent national figure in Catholic, secondary education throughout his distinguished 53-year career. Saint Mary’s University awarded Brother Michael with an honorary Doctorate of Leadership and Service at the 2011 Founder’s Day ceremony.

Visitation will be Friday from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. (with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.) at DeLaSalle High School. The funeral Mass will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis (with visitation one hour before Mass). A reception at DeLaSalle High School will follow the Mass.

The Saint Mary’s community extends its sympathy to Brother Michael’s family, to the Christian Brothers of the Midwest District, to the DeLaSalle High School community, and to Brother Michael’s Saint Mary's classmates.