Ensuring St. Thomas’ academic excellence requires the university to employ master teachers and top-notch leadership in its schools and colleges, as well as provide a rigorous and relevant curriculum.
Endowed Chairs and Professorships
Faculty excellence being of great importance to St. Thomas, endowed chairs are necessary to attract faculty members who are master teachers, established scholars and leaders among their peers. Gifts to the Opening Doors campaign will establish 19 new endowed chairs and professorships.
Deanships and Strategic Funds
Deans of St. Thomas schools and colleges are vital sources of strategic vision and new ideas. The Opening Doors campaign provided strong support for endowments for their hiring and retention, and to allow them to develop new programs and projects.