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.
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.
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.
The University of St. Thomas, as part of the flexible pathways priority in its strategic plan, will explore whether to open a two-year Catholic college as a way to increase access and affordability and ultimately lead to four-year degrees for Minneapolis and St. Paul-area high school students.
St. Thomas has completed the first phase of a project to develop a comprehensive brand strategy for the university and has retained an Atlanta firm that specializes in higher education to work on the next phase.
The first is scheduled for Monday, March 10, and will focus on the goals of Catholic Mission, Diversity and Inclusive Culture, and Globalization. Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to attend.