MIRS Biographical Profiles
Krichbaum, Daniel (B)Civil Rights
Daniel Krichbaum was appointed Director by the Michigan Civil Rights Commission in July 2010. Previously, Dan served as Governor Jennifer M. Granholm's Chief Operating Officer. In that position, he championed efforts to aggressively improve the state's economy, increase access to health care for all people, and ensure a high quality , highly educated workforce.
Before, his work in state government, Dan served as President and CEO of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion for 11 years. He was also Executive Vice President at WTVS (Channel 56) Detroit's public television station. Dan also served as Director of Recreation and Parks for the City of Detroit and he was the ninister of several churches in both New York and southeast Michigan.
Director Krichbaum has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the College of Wooster, a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University, a Masters of Philosphy of Education from Wayne State University and is a ordained United Methodist Minister. In 1976 Dan was awarded a Ph D in Philosphy of Education from Wayne State University.
Dr. Kirchbaum lives in Bingham Farms with his wife Susan and he is father of four grown children.
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