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.
Nancy Zingale, a retired St. Thomas political science professor, has been involved in educational and cultural exchanges between St. Thomas and Cuba since 1999. She was in Havana when President Barack Obama announced a significant change to U.S.-Cuban relations last December.
Edmund Clark, who has held technology leadership positions in Minnesota higher education for more than two decades, will become vice president of Information Resources and Technologies and chief information officer at St. Thomas.
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.
Adam BenSalem ’15, a justice and peace studies major, interned with the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project, a locally based nonprofit that works to rebuild relationships and understanding between Iraqis and Americans.