Detroit Country Day School Welcomes New Trustees

Detroit Country Day School is pleased to announce the addition of two new trustees, who bring with them a wealth of experience and commitment to an exemplary education for our students. Dr. Darienne Hudson and Mr. Jason Jarjosa will join the twelve current members of our Board in providing strategic oversight to the school’s vision and operations.

“My fellow Trustees and I are excited to welcome Darienne and Jason to the Board,” said Steve Kalkanis, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “Both have distinguished themselves throughout their careers and share a deep appreciation for Detroit Country Day’s mission and vision.”

The new trustees have significant background in board stewardship:

Dr. Hudson is a high-energy nonprofit executive and life-long educator serving as President and CEO of United Way for Southeastern Michigan. Before joining United Way, she spent four years as superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools. Dr. Hudson began her career as an elementary school teacher in Detroit Public Schools, a point of personal pride.

Dr. Hudson proudly co-chairs the Mayor’s Workforce Development Board, and she serves on the boards of the Detroit Children’s Fund, the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, Connect313, United Way Worldwide, and recently completed her term on the Board of Overseers for Harvard University.

Dr. Hudson’s academic achievements include a doctorate from Harvard University in Urban Superintendency, a master’s degree in education from Harvard University, and a master’s degree in curriculum development from the University of Michigan. Her undergraduate degree in child development is from Spelman College.

Mr. Jarjosa is a Managing Partner of Bloomfield Capital, a private equity investment firm specializing in real estate investments throughout the United States. Prior to Bloomfield, he was Vice President of ValStone Partners, a private equity firm located in Baltimore, MD and Birmingham, MI. Before that, Mr. Jarjosa held business development positions at Trilogy Software in Austin, TX and Callidus Software in Chicago, IL. He started his career as a mergers and acquisitions investment banker at Schroders (now Citigroup) in New York.

Mr. Jarjosa has been a guest-lecturer at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. He is also a member of the University of Michigan Ross Alumni Board of Governors, the UM Weiser Center for Real Estate, and a founding board member of Community Unity Bank (CUB Bank).

Mr. Jarjosa received his BBA and MBA with high distinction from The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Darienne Hudson and Mr. Jason Jarjosa join prominent community and business leaders on our Board of Trustees. More information on our current and former trustees, as well as school leadership can be found here.