In my State of the University address at the beginning of the academic year, I said that “St. John’s is moving in the right direction” with progress in setting our strategic priorities, enrollment and fundraising goals, and other academic initiatives.
This is evident in the achievements of students, faculty, and other members of our academic community outlined in this newsletter.
From a soccer star gaining national attention, to high-achieving freshmen, and our premier fundraising event of the year, you will see that the St. John’s community does not rest on its laurels but continues to provide even greater opportunities for student success.
Finally, you will be updated about the University’s strategic priorities as the action plan formulated by the diligent work of the Strategic Priorities Working Group (SPWG) is sent to the Strategic Priorities Review Team (SPRT) charged with monitoring performance under each of the recommended action items.
As we begin 2016, I thank you for supporting St. John’s and extend to each of you my very best wishes for the new year.
Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, Ph.D.President
Dr. Gempesaw opened the 2015–16 academic year with his first “State of the University” address.
St. John’s University teaches students not only to succeed as leaders in their careers and communities, but as generous citizens who make a positive difference in the world.
SPWG was originally charged with enlisting various sectors of the University community in developing approaches to the implementation of the four strategic priorities.
The 43 members of SPRT represent a broad cross-section of the St. John’s University community.
Over the course of his 22-year career in St. John’s athletics, women’s soccer coach Ian Stone has had many reasons to be proud.
The Class of 2015 was St. John’s largest in seven years.
Dedicated scholar-teachers are the heart of a St. John’s education. This edition of the President’s Newsletter features some of those faculty members.
The IIE has named St. John’s among the top-40 doctorate-granting American universities.
The Office of Global Studies celebrated several milestones in 2014–15.
Beginning in February 2016, Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, Ph.D., president, will host a new television talk show on the Telecare Catholic Network.