Dr. Michael Riemer

Director of Community Activation

Email: [email protected]

As Director of Community Activation, Dr. Michael Riemer oversees United to Learn’s volunteer mobilization efforts, leader formation programs, and U2L school accompaniment initiatives, including the Serena Simmons Connelly Liaisons Program.

A graduate of Baylor University’s Hankhamer School of Business, Michael holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and advertising as well as computer information systems with an emphasis in performance improvement technologies. He also holds a Masters of Divinity with a specialization in Christian education from George W. Truett Theological Seminary. In 2018 he completed his doctoral studies in Catholic School Leadership at Saint Louis University. His doctoral project examined the effectiveness of school leadership degree programs in equipping school principals, executive directors, and superintendents to be transformational leaders with a strong and clear commitment to justice and reconciliation.

Michael brings over 22 years of experience in nonprofit management, education, student formation, leader development, and programming to United to Learn. He served as a programs coordinator and then the Associate Director of Campus Programs at Baylor University from 2002 – 2011, creating and leading programs for 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and communities throughout central Texas. In the fall of 2011 he returned to his high school alma mater, Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas where from 2018 – 2023 he served as the Coordinator for Service and Justice, co-directing the largest high school justice formation program in a network of 62 Jesuit high schools in the United States and among the largest of any independent school in the country. His work at Jesuit Dallas which took him to Peru several months of the year also led him to start an international non-profit called the Quispicanchi Project in 2020. The Project collaborates with a network of agencies in southern Peru to implement sustainable solutions in health, hygiene, nutrition, agriculture, education, and economic empowerment in rural and indigenous communities in the Quispicanchi Province.

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