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Planning Our Future Together: St. Thomas 2025

President Julie Sullivan today announced a new strategic planning process that will engage our community in developing our university priorities for the next five years.  Community conversations around “St. Thomas 2025” will begin in January, and your voice is needed to help create the road map for our shared goals.

Scholars of Finance Develops Ethical Leaders Nationwide

Ryan Quinlivan '15 started Scholars of Finance, which helps develop the next generation of highly capable financial executives who will act and lead from a strong grounding in principles and ethics. He was inspired by St. Thomas’ interdisciplinary curriculum, commitment to the common good, and more specifically, a Catholic studies course.
Honorable mention, Sense of Place: Erin Engstran, Canberra, Australia. "Canberra Sunset: This photo was taken outside our hotel in Canberra, Australia. As we were standing in the field and watching the sunset, kangaroos started emerging from the trees and filled the whole area. This photo captures my favorite moment from this study abroad trip because it was a truly unique experience that could not have happened anywhere else."

Students Reflect on Study Abroad Experiences as J-Term, Spring Programs Approach

Study abroad has long been – and continues to be – a huge part of the St. Thomas experience of educating global citizens: Last year 772 students studied outside the United States, which ranks ranks 17th in the nation for undergraduate study abroad participation at doctoral institutions, and the top in Minnesota.

St. Thomas Top Doctoral Institution in Minnesota for Study Abroad, International Enrollment Steady

The Institute of International Education recently released Open Doors Report 2019 shows St. Thomas has the most international students (705) among private universities in Minnesota and remains fourth in the state overall for international enrollment. St. Thomas currently ranks 17th in the nation for undergraduate study abroad participation at doctoral institutions (772 students), and the top in Minnesota.

Engineering Award Winner Elaine Reeves ’09 Puts Compliance, Sustainability in Spotlight

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has named Elaine Reeves ’09 one of the recipients of its Distinguished New Engineer award, which honors women who have demonstrated outstanding technical performance, as well as leadership in professional organizations and the community, in the first 10 years of their career.
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‘Pathways to Inclusion: Our DEI Journey’ Panel Brings Valuable Discussion

Nearly 150 community members gathered Tuesday in O'Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium for “Pathways to Inclusion: Our DEI Journey,” a 12-person panel discussion hosted by Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence Kha Yang and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.