President Julie Sullivan Tuesday encouraged the St. Thomas community to define concepts in which the university should live out its mission statement to advance the common good. She issued her challenge during the president’s annual academic convocation address.
Dr. Calvin R. Hill, director of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity at Worcester State University in Massachusetts, will become university officer for diversity and inclusion at St. Thomas, effective Jan. 26.
Susan Alexander believes the theme of this year’s academic convocation was power, and that’s a good thing, she writes in The Scroll. Not the kind of power that corrupts, as Lord Acton once observed, but the power of imagination, as envisioned by St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan during her convocation remarks.
221 people formed the letters "UST" on John P. Monahan Plaza as they doused themselves with ice water in honor of former dean of the College of Education, Leadership & Counseling Bruce Kramer, who is living with ALS.
President Julie Sullivan urged St. Thomas faculty and staff on Tuesday to join her on an “imaginary exercise” during her second academic convocation address and boldly envision what the university will look like five to 10 years from now.
St. Thomas adjunct faculty members face a July 18 deadline to decide whether to be represented by a union, and President Julie Sullivan is urging them to vote “no” in favor of a speedier, more collaborative process to address their concerns.