I am pleased to introduce this first issue of the President’s Newsletter, which highlights several major accomplishments of the 2014–15 academic year.
In my presidential investiture remarks last fall, I said, “A great university is never content with the way things are; it seeks to be better.” I am pleased to say that the St. John’s community continues to embrace this vision as we collectively move forward to build upon our 145-year history of providing an excellent education to generations of students.
While each article highlights an important initiative, I am especially inspired by the work of the Strategic Priorities Working Group (SPWG) and the President’s Advisory Council (PAC). Over the course of the academic year, the SPWG and PAC engaged the entire University community in the process of formulating a framework for an institution-wide plan that will guide and inform our decisions over the next five years and beyond. I am confident that this effort will strengthen St. John’s position as a leader in Catholic higher education.
I am proud to share these achievements with you and thank all the members of the St. John’s community who have played an integral role in our success.
Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, Ph.D.President
New measures the president spearheaded to strengthen the University this past year.
Nearly 4,000 men and women received undergraduate and graduate degrees at Commencement Exercises this past spring.
The University was ranked in the top 50 for Best Online Bachelor’s, Graduate Education, and Graduate Business programs.
Red Storm players, coaches, and fans look forward to 2015–16 with energy and enthusiasm.