Meet The Staff
Darrell GarbacikProjects Coordinator
Darrell Garbacik joined the Facilities Department at CEF on September 29, 2008. As Projects Coordinator, Darrell plans, directs and coordinates activities of designated projects for the facilities and properties of the Culver Educational Foundation to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frames and funding parameters.
Darrell enjoyed a successful 17-year career with the City of Michigan City before joining Culver Academies. He served as Superintendent of Parks & Recreation for six years and Recreation Director for eight years. His background included representing the Park Board as owner and stewards of over 600 acres of parkland. His experience in rehabilitating historical and antiquated facilities and structures, and implementing new facilities, provides diverse perspectives toward project management.
Darrell’s education is in Organizational Leadership and Supervision, and he earned Bachelor of Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees from Purdue University in 1992 and 1991 respectively, as well as an Associate in Arts degree in Management in 1988 from Ball State University. Darrell also earned a Human Resources Certificate from Purdue.
Darrell is active in sports and recreation serving as the Indiana State Director for the Baseball Players Association, and was inducted into the BPA Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. He serves on the BPA’s Advisory Board to the CEO. He previously served on the National Softball Associations’ Advisory Board and Purdue University North Central’s Athletic Advisory Board. He has been an assistant high school football and baseball coach. Darrell is married to Laura and they have two sons, Drake and Dayne.