The University of St. Thomas has received the distinctive honor of being named a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, a global consortium working to inspire a culture of social innovation in higher education.
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.
Strategic Planning Steering Committee Co-chair Corrine Carvalho will contribute a series of articles that will update the community on the status of our progress in pursuing each of the eight strategic priorities.
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.
Since early last year, a small team of St. Thomas faculty, staff and students has been taking steps toward earning the special designation granted by Ashoka, a nonprofit and the largest network of social entrepreneurs in the world. If all continues to go smoothly, the team is hopeful that St. Thomas will be designated a Changemaker Campus in early 2017.