INFORUM.com | WDAZ.com

WDAY: The News Leader

Published January 08, 2012, 02:59 PM

President of DeLaSalle High School Dies at 74

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brother Michael Collins, one of the first black graduates of Minneapolis DeLaSalle High School in 1955 who came back in 1991 as president, has died. He was 74.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brother Michael Collins, one of the first black graduates of Minneapolis DeLaSalle High School in 1955 who came back in 1991 as president, has died. He was 74.

The school issued a statement saying Collins died early Sunday at a northeast Minneapolis nursing home, a few blocks from the school on Nicollet Island in downtown Minneapolis, after a brief battle with cancer. Dennis McGrath, spokesman for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, also confirmed Collins' death.

The Star Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/Aog2a2) Collins entered the Christian Brothers after graduating from St. Mary's University in 1959. He returned to teach at DeLaSalle and later served as an educator and administrator at Shanley High School in Fargo, N.D.; St. Mary's College High School in Berkeley, Calif., and Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul.

___

Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

Tags: