UST honors late St. John’s president St. Thomas Newsroom April 20, 2009 UST honors late St. John’s president Brother Dietrich Reinhart The University of St. Thomas and St. John’s University last week conferred honorary Doctor of Laws degrees upon the late Brother Dietrich Reinhart, O.S.B., who was president of St. John’s from 1991 until last fall. Reinhart, 59, died Dec. 29, 2008. The degrees were conferred at a tribute to Reinhart at the annual St. John’s Day celebration on April 17 at the campus in Collegeville. Father Dennis Dease, president of St. Thomas, read the citation (see link right) at the celebration. RelatedUniversity honors Guthrie Theater’s Joe DowlingBrothers who helped bring St. Thomas to Minneapolis will receive honorary degreesUST to confer honorary Doctor of Laws Degree on Ron Clark, retired St. Paul Pioneer Press editorial page editorHonorary degree presented to Harry McNeely Jr.