News of a $20-million scholarship gift, and the announcement that St. Thomas will adopt a test-optional policy were two major announcements Feb. 20 as President Julie Sullivan delivered the 2020 State of the University address.
Dr. Yohuru Williams, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), was recently named dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and affiliated faculty in the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights at St. John’s University New York. Williams will step down from St. Thomas at the end of the academic year and will begin his new post on July 1, 2020.
During Lent, we are called to give up by fasting and abstaining practices. We are also called to give ourselves to others entering in solidarity with those suffering in the world, such as participating in the Rice Bowl program here at St. Thomas.
The University of St. Thomas School of Law has announced it is launching a campaign to grow its post-graduate fellowship program, providing expanded opportunities for recent graduates to serve the poor. The fellowship program, which began in 2014, will also be newly named the Archbishop Ireland Justice Fellows in honor of John Ireland, the founder of the University of St. Thomas.