Father Dennis Dease, president emeritus of St. Thomas, has received the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh Award, named after the late University of Notre Dame president, for “outstanding contributions to Catholic higher education,” from the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.
St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan will hold office hours 2-4 p.m. in St. Paul on Tuesday, Dec. 12, in Room 100, Aquinas Hall, and in Minneapolis 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, in Room 289, Terrence Murphy Hall.
The president’s brown bag on Wednesday addressed philanthropy and alumni engagement, with Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Erik Thurman speaking on “Harnessing the Power of Philanthropy and the Tommie Network.”
This year at St. Thomas we are welcoming 1,397 new first-year, bachelor’s degree students, 242 new transfer students, 107 new Dougherty Family College students, 200 new law students and we are still counting our new students in our other graduate programs. We also offer a hearty welcome to our 155 new international students (undergraduate and graduate).
The St. Thomas Board of Trustees has approved a 10-year St. Paul campus master plan that identifies potential projects supporting the university’s mission and vision, including two new academic buildings, a chapel expansion, more student housing and more parking.
A dramatically changing world makes it imperative that St. Thomas continue to anticipate and adapt to rapidly expanding industries in preparing students for the future, President Julie Sullivan said Tuesday in her annual academic convocation address.